Niger spends N20bn on road projects
The Niger State government has spent over N20 billion on the construction of roads in the state in the past six years.
The state governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, who spoke at the weekend while flaging-off the 38 kilometers Baddegi-BakekoKatcha road project in Katcha Local Government Area, said the N20 billion is part of N36 billion bond sourced from the capital market last year.
“The Baddegi-Bakeko-Katcha road has remained a dream and concern to the people of this area for the past 30 years. Therefore, in view of its economic importance, the present administration will ensure that the project is completed,” he said.
The governor assured the people of the state of his administration’s determination to complete all on-going projects before 2015.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Works, Mu’azu Bawa Rijau, said the contract was awarded at the cost of N2.9 billion to Messrs Soject Nigeria Limited, with a completion period of 12 months.