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Kebbi Govt. assures completion of N1.79bn township roads by July 

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Kebbi Govt. assures completion of N1.79bn township roads by July 


The Kebbi State Government has assured residents of Aliero and Jega Local Government Areas the completion of a N1.79 billion township roads by July.


The state Commissioner of works and transportation, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ladan, gave the assurance while inspecting the ongoing township roads in Aliero and Jega LGAs on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi.
“We have numerous ongoing township road projects which we started in 2021 and will surely be completed based on their stipulated time in the contractual agreement.


“One of such is Kashin Zama, 1.7 kilometer, in Aliero Local Government Area of the state, which was started in 2020 and was to be completed in 2021 as it had 12 months completion period.
“It was awarded at the cost of N247 million to one of the indigenous constructing firms, Al- Musta constructing firm, but due to the security situation in Zamfara state where the company source its materials from, the firm could not complete the project in 2021.


“We have been on the neck of the contractor now to ensure the resumption of the work on that road which is now at 63 per cent stage of completion,’’ he said.
Ladan said that the contractors have been given additional period of six months within which the road should be completed.

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“The contractors have assured us that they will not fail us,’’ he said.
While in Jega, Ladan, said that there was also ongoing township road project around BLB and Abdul-Rahman house, adding that it had reached 45 per cent stage of completion.


“The road project was awarded to a Chinese firm, at the cost of N983 million and it is 1.5 kilometre with additional drainage in the area.
“We also have a township road from Assibiti to Birnin Yauri in Jega, and is 1.9 kilometer and was awarded to ZBMC constructing firm at the cost of N569 million,’’ he said.


According to him, all the projects are expected to be completed by July.
Alhaji Umar Sanda, a representative of the Al-Musta firm, assured that the projects would be completed within the time frame of the contractual agreement.


“We have now resolved to get our materials in Kano State as we could not source them in Zamfara state and Yauri Local Government Area of the state, due to the security challenges.
“We don’t compromise our work and we determine to do it as stipulated in the contract by July,’’ he said.

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