Kano State Executive Council has approved an emergency maintenance of 31 dilapidated roads in the state capital to be carried out in eight clusters at the cost of N1, 036, 398, 164.33 billion.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly council meeting in his office.
Garba said the State Ministry of Finance has already been directed to release 30 per cent of the total sum to the eight contractors for immediate mobilization to the project sites.
He said the utter state of disrepair of the roads is impacting negatively on Kano’s position as an emerging mega city with reputation of being a commercial nerve centre of importance.
According to him, some of the roads to be rehabilitated include Nassarawa Hospital, Sheik Ja’afar, Eastern bypass-Unguwa Uku, Bompai, Abbatoir, Civic Centre, Obasanjo Road, Bello Road, ‘Yantsaki Road-Tudun Murtala, Sharada, Rijiyar Zaki, Rafin Dan Nana, Ashton Road, Manladan-Kulkul Road, Emir’s Palace, Kofar Fampo, ‘Yan Katako-Zaria Road among others.
“Other approvals by the Council include supply and installation of 100 electricity distribution transformers of different capacities in various communities in the state at the cost of N574, 363, 062.00 million,” he said.
He also explained that the sum of N31, 853, 503.5 million has also been approved for feeding in three boarding primary schools namely, Shehu Minjibir Boarding Primary School, Musa Saleh Kwankwaso Model Science Primary School and Mariri Boarding Orphanage.
The commissioner also announced that the state government will soon construct fences in all schools without them, and the decision to ban the construction of corner shops on the fences of primary and secondary schools, hospitals and courts.