Photo: Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto
By AI, Sokoto
The Sokoto state government has approved N13 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads, as well as the installation of solar-powered street lights.
These details were disclosed by the Commissioners of Information, Land and Housing; Water Resources; Environment; and Youth and Sport, Sambo Danchadi, Nasir Dantsoho, Yusuf Maccido, Nura Tangaza, and Jamilu Gostu during a joint briefing after the weekly executive council meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting, presided over by Governor Ahmed Aliyu, lasted for hours.
Maccido noted that N8.9 billion was allocated for the construction of 47 roads in the metropolitan areas of Tudun-Wada and Unguwan Rogo. Part of the funds will be used for compensating affected residents.
The Commissioner of Land and Housing, Barrister Nasiru Dantsoho, mentioned that N2.9 billion was earmarked for the rehabilitation of Runjin Sambo township roads and Bodinga road.
Similarly, the sum of 488.7 million was allocated for landscaping Forces Avenue and Lodge Roads.
The Commissioner of Information, Sambo Danchadi, stated that N1.797 billion had been approved for the installation of solar-powered street lights along 44 major roads in the state’s metropolis.
The Commissioner of Youth and Sport, Jamilu Umar Gostu, mentioned that the sum of N1.1 billion was approved for purchasing six vehicles for the Governor’s convoy.
The state government has lifted the revocation order of Gidan Salanke Housing Estate by the immediate past government.
Announcing the decision, Barrister Dantsoho said that this followed the resolution of the impasse between the state government and the contractor.
“The contractor withdrew his case in court because the state government agreed to settle all his liabilities. He will soon return to the site and complete the project,” he said.