Imo, Kaduna target completion of road projects
To ensure early completion of internal roads construction in the state, the Imo State Government has inaugurated a seven- man special task force on roads infrastructure. Governor Rochas Okorocha, who performed the inauguration ceremony also announced the approval and release of N1billion to the taskforce, to carry its duty efficiently.
He urged members of the task fore, who are to work in Mbaitoli Local Council 35 kilometre, not to let the people down in prosecuting the assignment.Members of the them include, the Head of Service, Mr. Calistus Ekenze, Chairman, Chinyere Uwandu, a lawyer, Secretary. Other members are Mr. Daniel Nwafor, Chief Ugochukwu Onwusereaka, Chuks Opara, Mr. Sunny Onuamegbu and Dan Iwuorie.
Responding, Ekenze, promised not to disappoint the governor Meanwhile , Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has completed 69 out of 78 roads in Barnawa Kaduna South local government area.
The 23.8km roads done at the cost of N2.4 billion was part of the el-Rufai administration’s urban infrastructural renewal project.Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Housing, Mohammed Dabo , who spoke during a tour of roads embarked upon by the Kaduna state government remaining roads are expected to be completed before May 29.
Dabo said, “as part of our urban renewal projects, the Kaduna state government is building 11.6km township roads with drainages across 12 streets in Ungwar Sanusi to be completed by June, 2018.
“In Tudun Wada, there is 20km township roads that linked 50 streets, there is a 375m road with culvert that linked the biggest abbatoir in Kaduna, as part of efforts to bridge the infrastructural gap, there is 36km township roads in Kajuru local government area, these roads would be completed by May 29.
“Dantata and Sawoe is handling 23km township roads construction across 13 streets in Doka Kaduna North LGA. In Ungwar Rimi, 17 unpaved covering 8.3km at the cost of N801 million.
“The road network is 70% completed and it will be delivered by June, 2018. The road used to be flooded by River Kaduna during heavy rain fall but with this roads and drainages there would be no more flood in that area.
“There is the dualisation project at College road leading to Legislative Quarters, Ungwar Dosa, a ring road that linked Kudan road and Sabon Birni. “The College road is 3.6km to be completed by May 29 at N1.2 billion including compensation for houses that were claimed by the road. The Kudan and Sabon Birni road is 2.6km to link the Kawo overhead bridge to be completed in 3 to 4 months at N1.05 billion plus compensations.
“The Kaduna state government is also constructing a surface dressed 8km Hanyin Na Iya Malalin Gabas road in Igabi local government area at N320 million for completion by May. Then there are trailers park at Tafa and Mararaban Jos.
“The one at Mararaban Jos is under PPP with R and M, the park alone covers 71,000 square meter at the cost of N2.7 billion, with Kaduna state government paying 50% of the cost. Other facilities at the trailers park will include hotel, conveniences, restaurants and filling station. We want to finish the parking area in the next 3,4 months to evacuate the trailers from the sides of the road,” Dabo added.