Niger spends N20bn on road projects

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

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.

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