The Senate Committee on Works has commended Zamfara State Government for construction of federal government roads in the state.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya made the commendation in Gummi, Gummi local government area of the state while inspecting the federal government roads projects in the state.
He said “what we have seen in Zamfara is a commendable efforts, we have seen the federal government roads reconstructed by the state government.
“Various communities are now been connected with these roads, it has reduced various problems of poor road networks that have been affecting our people and we believe that with this efforts it will continue to improve the lives our people.
“On behalf of the Senate, we are happy with this performance, we are calling on other governors to emulate governor Abdulaziz Yari intervention to federal government projects.
“If our governors can do such interventions it will reduce much work by the federal government, as he executed this projects now instead of federal government to embark on the construction of these roads it will now pay the state,” he said.
Responding, the Chairman of the state government Projects Monitoring Committee, Alhaji Lawal Liman said the state government spend billions of naira to construct the federal government roads in the state in order to reduce problems of poor road roads networks affecting the people of the state.
Liman who is the state commissioner for rural and community development, said that when the present administration in the state led by Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari came in to power almost all the roads including the state and federal government own were in the state of dilapidation.
“We embarked on reconstruction of all these roads in the state inline with our policy to improve the quality of our people,” he said.
Liman listed the federal government roads reconstructed by the state government as: Sokoto border to Dakitakwas and Kebbi border, Mayanchi Dakitakwas road, Gusau Kasuwar Daji-Kauran Namoda road, Kauran-Namoda Gidan-Jaja to Katsina border road.
According to him others were Wanke-Keta-Danjib-Kicheri road and Magami Dindin-Dangulbi-Bagega to Anka road among others.
He commended the committee for the visit and described it as a welcome development, as we hope the federal government will pay all the money.
Reports show that the state government had reconstructed the federal government roads with the agreement that the federal government pays the state after completion.