By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Kano State Government has commenced construction of multiple cell reinforced box culverts across Kofar Ruwa – Gwammaja road in Kano metropolis to check persistent flooding.
A statement signed by the Director General, Media and Public Relations, Government House, Kano, Ameen K. Yassar said that the project which is expected to gulp millions of Naira is being executed by the state road management agency, KARMA..
Speaking during a visit to the construction site, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that the project was an ideal bridge structure aimed at ensuring smooth drainage of surface and sub-surface water along Dawanau – Kofar Ruwa axis in Kano metropolis.
“Over the years, flood along this road has resulted in untold hardship to motorists and residents of Kofar Ruwa and surrounding communities. That is why we have decided to bring an end to this problem, to save lives and property”, the governor remarked.
“It is better to put in place a lasting solution to this problem than to take impromptu measures each year. That is surely not the best. This is why we are doing something that will stand the test of time”, he added.
The governor, therefore, urged commuters along the road to ensure maximum cooperation so that the project would be completed soon, pointing out that any inconvenience as a result of the construction work is only momentary.
Gov. Ganduje, who was expressed with the quality of work done so far, directed the executing agency to maintain the trend and ensure that unnecessary delay is avoided so as not to impede traffic along Kofar Ruwa – Katsina road.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of KARMA, Alh. Idris Wada told the governor that adequate manpower and resources have been pooled to ensure speedy execution of the project.
Ameen K. Yassar
Director General, Media and Public Relations,
Government House, Kano