The Sokoto State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the construction of three major roads in the metropolis at the cost of over one billion naira.
Allhaji Mohammadu Mannir, the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, announced this to newsmen at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Sokoto.
He said the state government found it necessary to approve the construction of the roads in order to enhance socio-economic activities in the state.
He said the council approved the reconstruction of 3.5 kilometers old airport road at the cost of N325 million.
According to him, the state government is also spending about N117 million on the construction of 3.4 kilometers NNPC Mega station to Dange road with completion period of four months.
He said the council also approved the reconstruction of 800 meters of western bye-pass from Keystone Bank on Abdullahi Fodio road at the cost of N109 million with completion period of four months.
Alhaji Abdulkadir Jani, Commissioner for Information said government was spending N365 million to dualise Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki road and N55 million on the rehabilitation of Katsina Road with completion period of six months and four months respectively.
Alhaji Saidu Umar, Commissioner for Finance and Economic planning, said council approved N623 million for the purchase of 172 transformers to enhance power supply in the state .
He said transformers would be allocated to new and existing settlements to boast power supply in the state.
He said government would ensure steady power supply to promote small scale industries.
Umar said government also approved N1.33 billion as counterpart funding for the World Bank assisted erosion control projects estimated to gulp N8.8 billion.
He said some of the projects to be executed in collaboration with the World Bank were at Lugu Dam, River Rima and Sabon-Birni bridge.
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