[ACCI-CAVIE] Kano State Government has earmarked N1.2 billion for the construction of roundabouts and rehabilitation of various dilapidated township roads.
The conditions of the roads deteriorated as a result of recent downpours which left them with potholes, bumps and sharp edges, causing grave discomfort to vehicle owners driving on them..
Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said some of the shortlisted roundabouts included A A Rano Filling Station and First Bank roundabouts,
He said a technical committee, comprising engineers from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Development Agency as well as other ministries, departments and agencies, has been constituted to study the situation for urgent action.
Garba said the committee had reached out to the contracting firms some of which had been mobilised to undertake the project. He said eight clusters of roads have been earmarked for the rehabilitation and maintenance that aimed at ensuring smooth vehicular movement.
He said the roads are Audu Bako way, Sani Marshal, Mission, Hotoro Tsamiyar Boka, Layin Kaura Goje, Sheikh Hassan-Layin Gidan Biredi-Sani Bello and Kwanar Jaba-Kwana Hudu-Gayawa Bridge.
Others are FCE-Kofar Famfo, Gwarzo, Sheikh Jafar, Muhammadu Buhari, New Hospital, Sabo Bakin Zuwo, Lamido Crescent, Route to Cancer Treatment Centre, Dakata, DanHassa-Eastern Bypass, ‘Yan Mota-Kofar Mazugal, and Abagana Street Fagge.
He further enumerated the rest of the roads that include Aminu Kano Way-Kofar Ruwa, Festing-Bompai, France, Igbo, Gwammaja-Wapa, Kurna Babban Layi, Madaki Street Yolawa, Sabon Titi Mandawari, Kwanar Dala-Gidan Malam Aminu Junction and Lafiya.
By Desmond Mgboh