The Katsina State Government has revealed that the sum of N66.735 billion was spent on road construction and rehabilitation since the beginning of Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s administration over six years ago.
Tasiu Dahiru Dandagoro, the Commissioner for Works, Transport and Housing, who disclosed this in his office in Katsina on Masari’s achievement on the roads, transport and housing sectors, said several milestones have been recorded despite inherent challenges, including funding.
He further said: “The Aminu Bello Masari’s administration inherited so many roads construction projects amounting to N7.1 billion from the previous administration, which further threatened the deployment of scarce resources in the sector.
“There are also 19 new road projects amounting to 470km valued at N43.34 billion embarked upon by this administration of which 12 have been completed, five of which was inaugurated by President Buhari when he visited the state.”
He reeled off some of the reconstructed road projects to include Tamawa-Bindawa–Charanchi Roads, Fago-Rigiya Saminya Roads, among others.
On rural feeder roads, the Commissioner stated that a total of 39 rural feeder roads amounting to165.5km valued at N26.831 billion has been embarked upon by the state government.