Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Kano State governor said contractors handling the construction of five kilometres road projects in each of the headquarters of the 44 local government areas of the state have been mobilised back to sites.
The dual carriageway project was initiated by the former state governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso’s administration where a total of 220 kilometres would be constructed across the 44 councils under the initiative.
In 2021, the immediate past administration of Abdullahi Ganduje accused Kwankwaso of leaving a liability of N54.4 billion for the road projects which was later stalled.
Barely two months after the inception of his administration, Yusuf vowed to complete the projects abandoned by Ganduje.
In a statement issued by the governor’s Press Secretary, Malam Bature Dawakin-Tofa on Saturday, noted that Governor Yusuf announced the reinstatement of the projects during a meeting with the 44 local government council chairmen and secretaries of four grassroots mobilisation platforms in the state comprising the Community Re-Orientation Committee (CRC), Lafiya Jari, Kano PRO-PA and Kwankwasiyya.
According to Governor Yusuf, the road projects would further enhance socio-economic activities in the local government headquarters, stressing that his administration would continue to accord priority attention in the areas of education, health, agriculture and construction of fly-overs and underpasses to ease vehicular movements.
He disclosed that his administration would also renovate hospitals and schools in all the 44 local government areas.
He added that already arrangements have been concluded to launch an appeal fund for security agencies operating in the state so as to provide them with the needed vehicles, communication gadgets and other interventions to perform optimally.
The governor appreciated the level of support and cooperation accorded to his administration by the people of the state and solicited for the sustenance of the tempo for the sustainable peace, stability and prosperity of the State.