Katsina gov’t spent over N50bn on road projects so far’ – Commissioner
The APC government in Katsina State under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari has so far awarded contracts for no fewer than 71 road projects worth over N50bn across the state.
This disclosed to newsmen by the state commissioner of works, housing and transport, Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro who briefed journalists shortly after the sixth regular Katsina state executive council meeting presided by the Governor at Muhammadu Buhari House.
The works commissioner also revealed that some of projects are 39 late rite roads, some are surface dressed roads and asphalt roads.
In addition, he said the APC administration inherited some projects, which had been completed with 70% payments as the previous administration only paid 30%.
Such roads, he said include Sandamu- Baure- Babban mutum; mararrabar Sayaya- Mazoji – Tashar Icce; and Eka- Kadandani – Kuraye- Yargamji.
Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro explained that the APC administration initiated new road projects and are now completed. He said they include Gora- Makaurachi – Gamzago – Mallamawa and Fago- kwasarawa- Jirdede- Koza.
He assured that the executive council had now taken steps to ensure completion of all ongoing projects before the expiration of tenure of APC administration in the state.
Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro explained that the council also reviewed all the contracts so far awarded by the present administration to improve the wellbeing of the electorates in the state.
He said the council adduced two reasons for the non completion of projects in the state. The works commissioner revealed that one of the reasons is weather, i.e rains while paucity funds was the other reason for the non completion of projects in the state.