Tambuwal Approves N5.8bn Budget On Infrastructures

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government has approved the award of contracts as well as variations of some and the purchase of drilling equipment to the tune of N5.8 billion.
A breakdown of the sum indicates that over N4.5 billion will be spent on roads and bridges affected by floods about two years ago while N520 million would be spent on the augmentation of urban infrastructure projects.
In the same breath, the sum of N467 million will be spent on the procurement of drilling materials. Equally, an additional N325 million has been earmarked for the variation of two rural infrastructures’ contracts.
These were the outcomes of the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, at which the council also deliberated on the field surveys currently being undertaken by experts in Goronyo and Kebbe local government areas where flood washed away roads and bridges with a view to awarding contracts for their reconstruction soonest.
According to a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the media adviser to the governor, Muhammad Bello, the roads are 66.8 kilometers Kagara-Goronyo; and 32 kilometers Kebbe-Tambuwal, in Goronyo and Kebbe Local Government Areas respectively.
The statement further disclosed that the state commissioner of rural development, Alhaji Isah Bajini Galadanchi, said the sum of N1.3 billion would be spent on the construction of Romon Sarki-Gawon Gulbi road and bridge washed away by flood in Tambuwal local government area.
An additional N3.5 billion was approved for the reconstruction of the Binji-Silame-Gande road; and Wurno- Huchi road, all of which had bridges washed away by flood.

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