Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: FG Reaffirms Commitment to Infrastructural Devt

The federal government has reaffirmed its commitment to providing infrastructural development in the country for the benefit of every Nigerian.

The minister of state for works, Amb. Bashir Yuguda stated this while inspecting the construction of Kano Western Bypass in Kano State over the weekend.

Yuguda said contract for the Western Bypass Bridge was awarded in 2013, as part of the federal government's projects executed for the people of Kano State by President Goodluck Jonathan, adding that the bridge is a very big interchange from the point of entry of Kano to other neighbouring cities.

"There are about seven projects that the federal government is undertaking in Kano State, but the key project that we are handling is Kano - Maiduguri road, because the road starts from Kano and the progress of work there is encouraging.

"The other important project that we are handling is the Western Bypass, which is the bypass that connects to the Kano-Maiduguri road. The other work that we are executing is the flagship project, and it is the dualisation from Kano to Katsina, which is one of the campaign promises by President Goodluck Jonathan.

"He has fulfilled the promise and the contract has been awarded and by next year, he will come and flag-off the project. All in all, we have seven projects in Kano, totalling about N98bn," he said.

While inspecting the Western Bypass project, he commended the job done so far by the contractor, explaining that all the super structures of the bridge have been completed, and by the second quarter of next year, the project will be completed.

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