Sokoto State Government has approved the construction of three major roads in Sokoto metropolis at the cost of over N1.5 billion.
Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development in the state, Alhaji Mohammadu Mannir, disclosed this when he addressed journalists at the end of the State Executive Council meeting in Sokoto, Thursday.
He said the state government found it necessary to approve the construction of the roads in order to reduce congestion and enhance socio-economic activities in the state.
“The Council has approved the reconstruction of the 3.5 kilometers Old Airport road at the cost of N325 million.
“Similarly, the government is spending the sum of N117 million on the construction of 3.4 kilometers NNPC Mega station to Dange road with completion period of four months.
“In the same vein, the Council also approved the reconstruction of 800 meters of Western bye-pass from Keystone Bank Junction on Abdullahi Fodio road at the cost of N109 million with completion period of four months,” he stated.
Also speaking, the state Commissioner of Information, Jeli Abdulkadir Abubakar, said government was spending N365 million to dualise Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki road and N55 million on the rehabilitation of Katsina Road with completion period of six months and four months respectively.
“Council approved N623 million for the purchase of 172 transformers to enhance power supply in the state. The transformers would be allocated to new and existing settlements to boost power supply,” he added.
According to him, government would ensure steady power supply to promote small scale industries.