The federal government has been urged to accelerate effort in completing the fly-over in Kundila, Kano State.
This call was made yesterday by Sen. Bashir Garba Mohammed Lado, representing Kano Central Constituency when he led a delegation of senators on a visit to Works Minister Architect Mike Onolememen in Abuja.
Senator Lado who is the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, commended government's foresight in initiating the project which, according to him, would boost the economic activities of the state and reduce traffic accidents on the road, noted that his appointment as the committee's vice chairman has made it possible to ensure the completion of such important undertaking in the state.
Responding, Onolememen said that from the onset of the President Goodluck Jonathan's administration, the federal government assured the country of its willingness to develop the nation's roads, especially in the development of dual carriage ways to ensure easy passage for Nigerians from one part of the country to another.
He said the projects in Kano were carefully selected to meet federal government's target on roads.
The minister said that the importance of the Kundila bridge is underscored by the fact that the state is a critical link road between the state and other states in the region such as Kaduna.
Onolememen revealed that the project is part of the 2012 procurement plan of the federal government, reiterating that "today's ceremony marks the beginning of the project as the federal government is committed to finishing it in the stipulated 18 months period."
He called on the people of the state to consider the project as their own by protecting it from abuse and destruction.
Members of the delegation include Senators Mohammed Danjuma Goje representing Gombe Central in Gombe State, Nenadi Usman representing Kaduna South and Aisha Alhassan, Taraba North, among others.