N155.5m spent on Community-Based agric projects in Kaduna State — Official

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Ramalan-Yero1More than N155.2 million has been spent on the provision of access roads and portable water to 40 communities in Kaduna State under the Community-Based Agricultural and Rural Development Project (CBARDP).

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The State Coordinator of the project, Alhaji Sani Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.

He said the projects involved the construction of 30 bore holes and a total of 54 kilometres of feeder roads in nine local government areas of the state.

Mohammed said N36.6 million was spent on the drilling of bore holes to rural village areas in Zaria, Sabon gari, Ikara, Jaba, Kachia, Sanga, Birnin Gwari, Igabi and Kaduna South Local Government Areas.

The Coordinator also said N118.6 million was used to rehabilitate and construct 10 feeder roads, spanning 54 kilometres in the nine local government areas.

He said two new roads linking Acade School to Agunu Dutse and Doka to Amale Junction in Kachia, were constructed under the programme.

According to him, eight other roads were rehabilitated under the programme since it started in 2006.

He listed the roads as the 4 km Kurmin Jatau-Galadimawa and 3.5km Ankung-Gora in Jaba; as well as the 7 km Gwaraji-Bugai road in Igabi;

He said three other roads were rehabilitated in Birnin Gwari local government area.

These were the 6 km GSS Birnin Gwari-Bagoma Daji;  8 km Kutemeshi-Ungwar Kanawa Magaji and 8 km Gonar Alhaji Muntari-Kurgi Sarki roads.

Others rehabilitated were the 6 km Kofar Galadima-Wuccirin Abba and 3 km Dutsen Abba-Dalatu roads in Zaria local government.

He said the project was being implemented in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the Federal, State and participating local governments, and the communities.

The coordinator urged the participating communities to be more alive to their responsibilities by contributing the required one per cent to attract funding from other contributors.  (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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