Kano – In its continued efforts at ensuring the provision of good road network that will curtail the chaotic traffic situation in the city, the Kano State Executive Council (SEC) has approved over N4 billion for the construction of an underpass (subway) and overpass that will connect Zaria Road/Silver Jubilee and Zoo Road in the metropolis.
Addressing newsmen on the outcome of the 111th State Executive Council Meeting, Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, said the project was also aimed at reducing carbon emission, minimising road accidents, beautification of the state capital, among others.
“Already, the state government has been engaged in the reconstruction, expansion, rehabilitation and upgrading of existing roads in the state, including the construction of the underpass at Sharada/Panshekara Road Junction that has been completed and commissioned by Mr. President, as well as the construction of multiple underpasses along Katsina Road which are on the verge of completion,” he said after the meeting presided over by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje
Garba pointed out that the state government was also completing inherited projects that include the Murtala Mohammed Way Flyover, which was inherited from the previous administration at 15 per cent completion stage and Gadon Kaya subway/Yahaya Gusau Road among others.
The commissioner disclosed other approvals by the council to include the sum of $36,000, being payment of project fees to 18 admitted state-sponsored students in El-Razi University, Sudan, procurement of bedsheets for 31 secondary health facilities at the cost of N39 million, reconstruction work of Dawakin Kudu-Lahadin Makole Road in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area at over N748 million.
Also on the list of the council’s approvals are: expansion/repairs of Giginyu-Kawo-Eastern Bypass Road in Nasarawa Local Government Area, rehabilitation works/upgrade of Fagwalawa Primary Healthcare Centre to cottage hospital for which more than N588 million and N230 million has been approved.