Kebbi State government has selected contractors to embark on road and erosion control projects, worth about N2.1 billion.
The Guardian reports that the state awarded N1.25 billion road construction contract for the rehabilitation of Malando-Ngaski-Warrah road and Dabai -Zuru road in Zuru and Ngaski Council to Messrs Habib Engineering Nigeria Limited.
Kebbi also picked Messrs Great Northern International Company (GNIC) for the N935 million contract for erosion control and road rehabilitation in Bunza and Danko/Wasagu Local Council Areas of the state, The Guardian reports.
According to the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Atiku Bunu, who spoke at the signing of contract agreement with Habib Engineering Nigeria Limited, said the projects are expected to be completed within six to 12 months.
“The Malando-Ngaski-Warrah road is 66 kilometres and awarded at a cost of N999 million while Dabai junction to Zuru town which is 10 kilometres is awarded at the cost of N266 million,” he said.
Bunu said the road project was an indication of the commitment of the incumbent administration to uplift the well-being of the people of the state.
“When the project is completed, it will ease transportation problems facing communities in Zuru and Yauri emirates.”
He urged the company to adhere to the contractual agreement and ensure that the project is completed according to the schedule.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of the company, Ammar Nour, assured that the projects would be executed on schedule and thanked the government for patronizing the company.
Bunu said: “The residents in Bunza Local Council Area have been facing annual flooding, which sometimes lead to the loss of lives and property worth millions of Naira.
“The government has awarded the two kilometres project at the cost of N464, 385, 000 to GNIC for the erosion control in Bunza town.
“Another project is the rehabilitation of Ribah-Maga road in Danko/Wasagu Local Council area; the road is awarded to the same company to the tune of N471, 176, 000,” he said.
He said the projects would be completed by January 2018. Bunu further explained that the projects were part of government efforts at improving infrastructure and enhancing the livelihood of the people.
Source: The Guardian