The Kano State Government has resumed the construction of five kilometres of roads in each of the 44 local government areas of the state, a project that was initiated by the previous administration of Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the project is part of the Kwankwasiyya legacy projects that aimed at transforming the rural areas and improving their living conditions. The project has been lauded by many experts and stakeholders as a landmark achievement in infrastructural development and rural empowerment.

According to a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Malam Bature Dawakin -Tofa, in Kano on Oct. 7, Gov. Abba Yusuf made this known at a meeting with the 44 local government council chairmen and secretaries of four grassroots mobilisation platforms in Kano. The groups are Community Re-Orientation Committee (CRC), Lafiya Jari, Kano PRO-PA, and Kwankwasiyya.

He said that the roads would boost the economy and social welfare of the people in the local areas. He also said that his administration would continue to prioritise other areas such as education, health, agriculture and fly-overs. However, some residents expressed their concerns about the feasibility and necessity of building fly-overs in a state that is facing security challenges and poverty.

The governor appreciated the level of support and co-operation accorded to his administration by the people of the state and solicited for the sustenance of the tempo for the sustainable peace, stability and prosperity of the State. ‘We are grateful for your support and cooperation in our efforts to serve you better. We urge you to continue to work with us for the peace, stability, and prosperity of our state,’ the governor said at the meeting.

The project was initiated by Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso’s administration in 2015 with an estimated cost of N40 billion. The contractors have been mobilised back to sites after a long delay due to funding challenges and political disputes. The governor assured that the project would be completed within the stipulated time frame and with high quality standards.

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