By Our Correspondent
Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state has awarded contract for the execution of roads and other projects worth N18billion, as part of pledges made during his electioneering campaign.
Briefing Journalists shortly after the administration’s third executive council meeting chaired by the Governor, the state commissioner for information and orientation, Alhaji Bello Sambo Danchadi, said the projects were part of the administration’s 9 points agenda that includes transformation and building a new Sokoto state.
In company of other commissioners, said the projects awarded are for roads construction, rural electrification, Vehicles, landscaping and Roundabouts among others.
Also speaking, the commissioner for lands and housing, Barr. Nasir Danstoho, said the executive council also approved the award of contract for Runjin Sambo link roads at the cost of over N2.1 billion.
“The council in session also approved for contract the rehabilitation of Bodinga line alone Maiduguri road at the cost of N816.2 million.
He said the reconstruction of Forces Avenue and Lodge Roads was awarded at the sum of N488.8 million.
The construction of Sokoto old market roundabout and that of Ali Akilu road would gulf N998,518,000, while Gidan man Ada roundabout would be reconstructed at the cost of N94.7 million respespectively.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Nura Shehu Dalhatu Tangaza, in his address at the briefing disclosed that, the state government has further awarded the construction of culverts along Silame /Gande road at the woofing sum of N2,244,988,000 billion.
Hon. Tangaza however stated that the state government would replace generator-powered streetlights in Sokoto metropolis with state of the art Solar-powered streetlights at the cost of over N1.7 billion, while five new roads would be provided with the new Solar streetlights at the sum of N97.2 million
His counterpart of the state ministry for water resources said the rehabilitation of 47 inner and link roads at Tundun Wada and Unguwar rogo area of Sokoto metropolis would gulf over N8.9 billion.
The sum of N1,001,250,000 was approved by the council for the purchase of exotic vehicles to add to the fleets of the state Governors convoy, says the commissioner.