FG to rehabilitate 350km roads in Jigawa –Badaru
From Ismaila Muhammad, Dutse
Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubkarmni has announced that the Federal Government has concluded necessary arrangements to commence the re-construction of Kwanar Dumawa to Babban Mutum, a Nigeria’s border town with Niger Republic which is about 150 kilometers long.
The Governor made this known on the occasion of the presentation of
N25million cash scholarship awards to students of universities and other tertiary institutions across the country by the member representing Birnin/Buji Federal Constituency, Engr. Magaji Da’u Aliyu which took place at Birni Kudu Central Primary School.
The Governor added that similarly, the Federal Government will soon begin the reconstruction of Gaya to Jahun, Kafin Hausa to Gamayin up to Hadejia which is over 200 kilometres, pointing out the Federal Executive Council at meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari approved the construction of Kwanar Dumawa to Babban Mutum while contract for that of Gaya to Hadejia will soon be awarded.
He said those projects have become a reality through his efforts and that of members of the National Assembly representing Jigawa state.
Governor Badaru stated that these two important roads have been dilapidated for over 25 years and were abandoned by successive governments of the country and commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment towards the rehabilitation of the roads.
The Governor revealed that funds were sourced by his government from
Islamic Development Bank will be used for executing various development projects across villages and towns, stressing that the Birnin Kudu General Hospital project will be completed in the next two weeks and commended Hon. Aliyu for executing various constituency projects which he said have reduced heavy responsibility on his government.
In his good will message, the Speaker, House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, described Engr. Aliyu as an epitome of promoting peace and unity between the North and South, saying: ”If we can get 10 National Assembly members like him, Nigeria will continue to remain a single, indivisible entity.
The Speaker who was represented by the leader of the House, Hon,
Alhassan Ado Doguwa said they were proud with the role Aliyu played in preaching peace and unity among Nigerians, adding that the lawmaker has performed excellently in job creation, executing constituency projects for his people.
In his short speech, Hon. Aliyu said he sponsored two bills for the establishment of a Federal College of Special Education and Federal University of Power in both Birni Kudu and Buji respectively which according to him, the bills have scaled their readings and urged President Buhari to assent to them into law.