The governor of Kano state Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has commissioned the 1.1 kilometer Gidan Zakkah – Kofar Waika road in Kano metropolis.
A statement issued yesterday by the Director General, Media and Publicity, Kano state government house, Ameen Yassar stated that the project was executed by Ganduje’s administration at the cost of N270 million.
It explained that the project was conceived to ameliorate the difficulty commuters face in the area, especially during the rainy season.
“This project is one of the road projects we constructed in Kano city to ensure easy flow of traffic and to generally reduce flooding, since some of the old roads do not have culverts. As you can see this road has concrete gutters and will soon be fitted with street lights”.
“Change is visible within this area as the quality of homes and indeed the environment is looking modern while people can now use their vehicles conveniently. Even those walking on foot will be happier as pavements have been constructed,” the statement stated.
Dr. Ganduje expressed the commitment of his administration to ensuring speedy completion of more roads especially in the state capital to consolidate its urban renewal programme.
“Because of our population and people coming into the state to do business, our city is growing and gradually becoming a mega city. This means that we must invest in critical infrastructure like roads to facilitate movement of goods and services”.
?The governor called on the people in the Goron Dutse – Kofar Waika axis to make good use of the road and to support the government to enable it accomplish its vision.?
In his remarks, the state Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, Engr. Aminu Aliyu Wudil explained that street lights would be installed at designated points along the road while Kofar Waika Gate would be reconstructed at the end of the road, to preserve the state’s history and culture.
He disclosed that the second phase of the road, which would cover Kofar Waika to Dawakin Tofa, would commence soon.