By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Kano State Government will develop nearly 300 hectares of irrigable land at the downstream of Tudun Wada Dam in Tudun Wada local government area, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced.
“The project will be executed with a development facility that will be provided by the Islamic Development Bank”, the governor explained.
According to a statement signed by Director General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Kano, Ameen K. Yassar, during a visit to the project site on Saturday evening, Governor Ganduje stated that the project would tremendously improve livelihoods and revamp economic activities in the area.
“The irrigation infrastructure to be provided will be enough for increased production of variety of agricultural products particularly maize, rice and vegetables”.
“The impact of this project will be big as people around this area will be engaged in year – round farming when the irrigation infrastructure are fully in place”, he maintained.
Governor Ganduje also inspected on-going installation of six pumps at the adjoining Tudun Wada Water treatment plant, which are recently procured from Germany at the cost of N70 million.
He noted that when completed, the facility would provide uninterrupted water supply to people of Tudun Wada town and its neighboring communities.
The governor therefore, urged the contactor to finish the job quickly even as he enjoined workers at the plant to maintain their diligence, to keep things moving.
Meanwhile, the governor inspected on-going renovation of the Challawa Bridge along Kano – Abuja road, which is Federal Government project.
Briefing the governor at the site, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya explained that the project which was one of the several interventions of the Buhari administration in Kano, was aimed at maintaining public utilities for the good of the society. “The project is 40 percent completed”, he added.