Jigawa State government has completed and handed over a total number of 760 km road projects inherited from past administration of the state. The state deputy governor and acting governor, Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia revealed this while speaking to journalists on the 27th year anniversary of the state creation. He said governor Badaru administration took the decision of completing all inherited abandoned projects that are viable to social and economic development of the state. Hadejia noted that, politicians do not like to continue with inherited projects for fear of making them unpopular, but in the case of our governor he chose to do what is write no matter how painful it is, provided it will auger well to the collective interest of the state.
According to him the inherited road projects included regional road, local roads and township roads spread across the state. “Some of the contracts were just awarded without mobilisation to site, some reached 10-40 per cent, so after reviewing all the contracts our government continued and completed it for the benefits of the state. “Beside the inherited one, we however initiated new roads projects some were completed some reached advance level and we are hoping to complete over 1,200 km roads by 2019.” The acting governor maintained that, the road projects are aimed at providing access road to facilitate the transportation of goods and services for egalitarian, social and economic development in rural and urban areas. The deputy governor added that, the provision of road and other infrastructures which the state focus on will also enhance the state government policy on building strong local economy by using agriculture and other areas the state has comparative advantage in.
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