Niger State Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has said that his administration will build and repair 1,500 kilometers of roads during the next four years.
This was revealed by the governor during the groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and building of 202 kilometers of Minna Township roadways.
Road improvements, he claims, are part of his aggressive urban redevelopment agenda, which will reshape the state significantly.
He highlighted that a significant number of federal highways are scattered throughout the state, and his government will not hesitate to repair them while negotiations with the President are ongoing for a refund of money that will be pumped into federal road projects.
He also charged the state’s youths with taking advantage of the road construction in order to gainfully employ themselves, as materials and human resources will be sourced locally.
Suleiman Umar, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, previously stated that the road project is 202.4 km long and is divided into two phases, with phase one covering eight roads and phase two spanning 14 roads.
Umar explained, “This is in addition to five interchanges and flyovers at strategic locations, as well as new roads as a pass that will open up the state capital.”
Abdulmalik Muhammed, Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, praised the governor for his unrelenting desire to bring about the necessary transformation in the state and vowed legislators’ continued operation and support for the benefit of everybody in the state.
Mr David Wang, Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCECC), vowed to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and maintain harmonious ties with locals to achieve timely and high-quality projects.