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Ganduje earmarks N1bn for road construction in Kano

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Kano state government has set aside N1 billion for the construction of Kofar Mata–Singer– Murtala Mohammed way road in Kano metropolis.

This is contained in a statement signed by the state Director–General, Media and Publicity, Malam Ameen Yassar in Kano on Wednesday.

According to Yassar, the governor announced this during a meeting with officials of Ganduje – Gawuna Strategic Awareness Forum, an NGO, at the Government House in Kano.

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He said the project was one of the capital projects that had been captured in the 2019 Appropriation bill of the state.

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“This project is one of the projects we are undertaking to ease human and vehicular movement, beautify the city and enhance our ranking on the Ease of Doing Business Index,” he said.

He said that the state government also 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.

He also quoted the Ganduje as saying that the multi-level car park constructed by the previous administration at Shahuci, in Kano city, would be completed and 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.

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“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.

He expressed optimism that Nigerians would give them another chance to build on the achievements they have so far recorded.

In their separate remarks, the chairman and Secretary of Ganduje/Gawuna Strategic Awareness Forum,  Malam Aminu Ahmad and Alhaji Mannir Sagagi promised to engage in innovative strategies towards the success of the governor’s re-election bid.

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They urged the governor to take more steps toward the development of small and medium scale enterprises in the state.


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