Kano commissioner tasks road contractors on quality, delivery

By Bashir Mohammed


Newly appointed Kano state Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, Engr. Aminu Aliyu Wudil, has called on contractors handling various road projects in the state to expedite action to meet the deadline.
Addressing contractors handling the construction of underpass bridges and flyovers on a familiarisation visit to the sites in Kano metropolitan area yesterday, Wudil said he was highly impressed with the level of works on ground, adding that a lot needed to be done in making the project a reality.
According to him, the Ganduje administration had placed high priority on the construction of underpass and flyover bridges for Kano to take the centre stage of becoming a mega city in addition to reducing gridlocks and unnecessary congestion, adding that the cash to be
released by the state government would get to the contractors, once government was satisfied with their conduct.
He said the Ganduje administration had good intention to transform the state through the execution of various projects, stressing that constructing roads, flyovers and underpass bridges was part of fulfilling his campaign promises.
Responding, the Managing Director of Triacta Construction Company, Mr. Milad Helou, assured the state government of the company’s resolve to work hard and complete the projects as scheduled; stressing that, maintaining high quality would remain the priority.
Man docked for ‘stoning’ woman to death
An Ota Magistrate’s Court in Ogun state, yesterday, remanded a 51-year-old man, Preston Ogilo, in prison for allegedly stoning one Lynda to death.
Ogilo of no fixed address is facing a charge of murder.
The Senior Magistrate, A. F. Ojelade, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison, pending legal advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Ojelade adjourned the case until December 1 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Rosemary Samson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 11 at about 2.30 p.m., in front of Winners Chapel Church, along Idiroko Road, Ota.
Samson said that the accused unlawfully killed one Lynda by stoning her to death.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006. (NAN)