Sokoto, Zamfara spend N100m on federal roads

To ease transportation challenges encountered
by commuters plying the Sokoto, Zamfara,
Kebbi and Katsina to Kaduna routes, the
Sokoto and Zamfara State Governments have
completed the repair work on the 214-
kilometre highway.

A statement issued by the spokesman to
Governor of Sokoto State, Malam Imam Imam
said the roads was repaired at the cost of
N100million.He said: “The two states combined
resources to fix the road as it is the main link
between their capitals and other parts of the
country. It is one of the most important roads
in the North West because it connects to other
routes leading to neighbouring Niger

According to the statement, Governor
Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara shouldered the
responsibility for fixing the Gusau -Tureta
portion of the road while Tambuwal’s
government provided funds for the fixing of
the route between Tureta and Sokoto town.
The statement said the States will submit bill to
the federal government for refund.“The
important thing is to achieve zero porthole on
the crucial route and this has been achieved.
The effort has enhanced safety of vehicles and
commuters. It has also improved movement of
goods especially agricultural products because
it is a major agric zone in the federation,” the
statement added.

Meanwhile, a committee set up by the Sokoto
State Government on the sale of government
quarters to deserving public servants has
recommended the sale of about 1,500 houses
located in various parts of the state.
Chairman of the committee and state
Commissioner of Lands and Housing, Alhaji
Bello Abubakar Guiwa, stated this when he
presented the committee’s report to Governor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

“According to our verification, a total number
of 1,497 houses have been identified as
belonging to the state government located
within and around the metropolitan city. The
houses are mostly located around Guiwa, Bado,
Arkilla, Nasarawa, Runjin Sambo, Eastern and
Western GRA areas,” the chairman said.
He said in order to ease the burden faced by
many of occupants some of who are retired
civil servants, the committee advised the
government to sell 90 percent of the houses at
a minimum of N1 million to N6.2
million.Governor Tambuwal said government
plans to reinvest proceeds of the sales in
completion of the new estates under
construction in the state capital. 

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