Borno State Government is to expend over N2 billion in the construction of a modern motor park in Maiduguri metropolis, in fulfilment of a campaign promise, Governor Babagana Zulum has announced.
He made this known on Monday, in Maiduguri, at the foundation lying ceremony of the park located along Bama road.
Mr Zulum said the old park, situated not too far from the modern park, would make way for a mega secondary school project and its occupants relocated to the modern park.
Earlier, the Project Supervisor, Engr. Usman Monguno, said the modern park project would cover 49,000 square metres, comprising terminus, 373 lock up shops and 220 stalls.
In his remarks, the Commissioner of Commerce, Yerima Kareto, said 10 contractors were involved and had been paid mobilization fees of 15 per cent for the project, expected to be completed in 18 months.