Gov. Bagudu approves N1.7bn for road construction

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By Muhammad Lawal

Birnin Kebbi, April 22, 2022 Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Wednesday approved more than N1.7 billion for the construction and asphalting of Unguwar Jeji-Diggi-Mutubare Road and a four-span Goron-Dutse-Kawara- Suru Bridge.

Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Abubakar Chika-Ladan, disclosed this in a statement he issued Birnin Kebbi.

He stated that the money also covered an ultra-modern box culvert on TunganRafi-Gungun-Kuka-Tugan Rini-Aljannare Road.

The Commissioner stated also that the project was meant to boost agricultural activities and movement of people.

Giving the breakdown of the three projects, Chika-Ladan explained that the Goron-Dutsi-Kawara Bridge, would be constructed over a period of 12 months at N878 million.

He added that the rehabilitation and asphalting of the 17km Unguwar-Jeji to Diggi to Mutubari Road would cost N824 million.

The commissioner charged the contractors to ensure quality and speedy work in line with all contractual agreements.