By Umar Isa
Kano state government earmarked N 1 billion from the revenue generated in November for the commencement of road construction of Kofar Mata – Singer – Murtala Mohammed way in Kano metropolis.
The project is one of the capital undertakings captured in the 2019 Appropriation bill of the state, according to the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
A statement signed by Director – General, Media, and Publicity to the governor Ameen K. Yassar said Ganduje announced this during a meeting with officials of Ganduje – Gawuna Strategic Awareness Forum, a non – governmental organization, at the Government House in Kano.
“This project is one of the projects we are undertaking to ensure easy flow of traffic, beautify the city and generally enhance our ranking on the Ease of Doing Business Index”, he stressed.
He also announced that the government planned an overleaf interchange from the new Murtala Muhammad flyover to link up with a multi-level car park, which would be constructed by the government at Sabon Gari market.
Similarly, Governor Ganduje disclosed that the multi-level car park constructed by the previous administration at Shahuci, in Kano city, would be completed converted into a shopping complex.
“The project was hurriedly constructed and it was discovered later on that it is very defective and lacking in the capacity to accommodate vehicles because they are heavy objects. From the look of things if we allow it to serve as a car park, it may collapse sooner than later”, he explained.
On the political front, the governor maintained that the Buhari administration and the government of Kano state have proved themselves worthy of re-election by engaging in life-changing policies and programmes, hoping Nigerians would give them another chance to build on their achievements.
In their separate remarks, the chairman of Ganduje – Gawuna Strategic Awareness Forum, Aminu Ahmad Attakawa and Alhaji Mannir Muhammad Sagagi promised to engage in innovative strategies towards the success of the governor’s re-election bid, urging the governor to take more steps towards the development of Small and medium scale enterprises in the state in view of their contribution towards economic development.
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