Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, has announced that his administration will not hesitate to fix the federal roads in the state, as part of his aggressive urban renewal policy.

The governor made this known at the groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and construction of 202km Minna township roads in Minna on Sept. 15.

He said the road projects were part of his vision to bring significant transformation to the state capital and other parts of the state.

He said: “Talks are on with the Presidency for a refund of money that will be injected into the federal road projects across the state.”

The governor also promised that his administration would rehabilitate and construct 1,500km of roads in the next four years, and urged the youth to take advantage of the road projects to gainfully engage themselves as human and material resources would be sourced locally.

He added that the state government, through the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, would come up with empowerment scheme for those that would trade around the construction sites.

The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Suleiman Umar, disclosed that the project has a total of 202.4km, consisting of 22 different roads categorised in two phases, with phase one covering eight roads and phase two covering 14 roads.

He said: “This is in addition to five interchanges and flyovers at strategic locations and new roads as a pass that will open up the state capital.”

The House of Assembly member, AbdulmalikDaji, lauded the governor for his unwavering determination to bring the needed transformation in the state and pledged the legislative arm’s cooperation and support for the benefit of all in the state.

The Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC), David Wang, commended Bago’s resilience and described him as an ambitious man, who is focused on changing the face of Niger through massive infrastructural development.

The Emir of Minna, Umar Bahago, applauded the governor for his giant stride, especially in the urban renewal policy of his administration, and pledged continued support of the traditional institution for his policies.


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