From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of kebbi state has approved over N 3.219 billion for the construction of access roads and drainages in Birnin Kebbi town, the state capital.
In a statement, the Special to the Governor on Media, Yahya Sarki said the construction work was in line with the people oriented projects of the Governor Bagudu’s administration in bringing succour to communities in urban and rural areas of the state.
Sarki added that the invaluable gesture was in order to fast track socio economic development of the state.
The roads project acccording to him are at Bayan Oando and Tipper Garrage areas of Birnin Kebbi at the cost of One Billion, Five Hundred and Thirty One million,One Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Naira.
Other roads construction approved by the Governor acccording to Sarki included that of Unguwan Zabarmawa Area of Birnin Kebbi at the cost of One Billion, One Hundred and Forty Six Million, Six Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira.
The other road is Behind Old CID Office, Malluwa and Rafin Atiku Areas at the cost of Five Hundred and Forty Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand Naira.
The scope of work include: Site clearance ,earth work, provision of sub-base,prime coat and asphalt, construction of culverts and drainages, stone pitching work, as well as the payment of compensation.
Sarki further added that, “these areas are annually flooded and not motorable during rainy season”.
‘The commendable gesture’ of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in providing access roads and drainages to the affected areas would ameliorate the difficulties being faced by people in those communities”. Concluded Sarki.