Kano State government has
commenced the construction of
500 kilometres of road network
across the state to enhance mobility
and facilitate agricultural and
commercial activities.
The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi
Umar Ganduje announced this
during the flag-off of Garun
Mallam – Kwiwa – Agalawa
rural access road under the state
Integrated Rural Development
Initiative tagged “Karkara Salamu
Alaikum,’ at Garun Mallam Local
Government Area.
“We have so far identified about
1, 000 kilometres of remote roads
but we shall commence with 500
kilometres to further open up our
rural communities for movement
of agricultural produce and ease
of day-to-day transactions,” the
governor stated.
He further noted that
constructing the rural roads would
ease the hardship faced by the
people when conveying patients
to health centers and make it easier
for the government to monitor its
commitment in rural schools.
Noting that rural communities
in the state had been adequately

captured in the administration’s
development plans to better the
living condition of the community
dwellers, the governor stressed
the importance of providing
infrastructure in rural settlements
to fast-track socio-economic
development.
Governor Ganduje explained
that the state government was
constructing the rural roads on
direct labour basis, through stateowned
companies, as heavy plants
and equipment belonging to the
companies have been refurbished
at the cost of over N50 million, to
make the work easier.
In Garun Mallam Local
Government Area alone, he
announced that about N160
million had been earmarked for
the construction of 12 kilometres
of roads, appealing to the people
to cooperate with the construction
companies to ensure speedy
completion.
Meanwhile, Governor Ganduje
inspected a rural access road being
constructed jointly by the World
Bank and the state government, a
hand pump borehole sunk by the
state government as well as wheat
and tomato plantations in some
villages in Garun Mallam.


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