By Sidi A. Umar
Sokoto state Executive Council has approved the sum of N1.
5 billion for construction, rehabilitation and expansion of a number of rural roads across the state.
Th is was contained in a statement issued in Sokoto yesterday by the Senior Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Malam Imam Imam.
Th e statement indicated that “when completed, the roads will open up rural areas and ease transportation diffi culties faced by commuters farmers when moving farm produce to urban centres.
” According to the statement, the roads include the 11km Gidan Sarki to Dabagi to Ambarura road in Illela LGA at the cost of N200 million; upgrading and tarring of the 18km Kebbe to Ungushi road at the cost of N409 million and construction of the Gwadabawa-Cimola feeder road at he total cost of N202million.
Th e statement read in part: “Others include construction of 25 km feeder road to link Kwanar Bawa to Gidan Dadi to Kwannawa to Kwacce Huro to Arabar Birni to Arabar Daji to Gidima and eventually to Kalanjeni at the cost of N242 million.
“Similarly, the Council approved the tarring of 7.5 km road from Gusau main road to Rikina, Dogon Runji, Sabaru which bursts out at Sokoto Eastern Bye-pass at the cost of over N168 million.
“Th e rest are tarring of fourkilometre Modaci to Gazau road at the cost of N107 as well as upgrading and tarring of two-kilometre Yabo By-pass road to Buware at the cost of N55 million.
“Government will continue to ensure the people get the best value in all engagements.
All contractors are also tasked to ensure they keep to specifi cations and deliver on time.