By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Kano State Government has awarded contract for the construction of a 9.10 kilometer Sodawa – Ridawa – Kasuwar Kuka road in Kunchi Local Government Area of the state.
Accirding to a statement signed by the Director General Media and Communications, Government House, Kano, Ameen K. Yassar, the contract, on which the government is expending N467, 396, 944. 61, involves construction of two coat surface dressed road, as part of the Ganduje administration’s integrated rural development initiative, tagged “Karkakar Salamu Alaikum”.
“We are already constructing several of such roads to help our farmers to convey their produce to markets and to alleviate the problems generally associated with transportation, which negatively affect the economy of our rural population”, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said while inspecting the project.
Dr. Ganduje added that “we believe that by constructing rural roads and providing our villages and towns with social amenities, the rural dwellers will be more positioned to contribute significantly to building our state”.
“Being a rural man, I appreciate the suffering you experience in terms of transportation. My hope, therefore, is to use resources at the disposal of government to improve the road network in this state, because doing so will help in curtailing post harvest loss by our farmers and save you time whenever you are taking your farm produce to markets”, the governor stressed.
He called on people across the state to appreciate the road and other projects being executed by the state government, through sustaining their loyalty to the APC administration at all levels.
In a related development, Gov. Ganduje has laid the foundation for the re-construction and upgrade of the Fagwalawa Primary Health Center in Dambatta local government area, to a Cottage Hospital.
This followed extensive damage to the center following a fire outbreak recently, which resulted in the loss of medical consumables and infrastructure worth millions of Naira.
The governor explained that the project would include building of new structure, provision of equipment and medical consumables at the facility which serves people of Fagwalawa and surrounding communities in both Kano and Jigawa states.