The Kano State Government has vowed to complete the five-kilometre dual carriageway projects in the 44 local government areas of the state that were abandoned by the immediate past governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The Commissioner for Works, Housing and Infrastructure, Marwan Ahmad, made the announcement on Thursday while receiving the new leadership of the State Correspondents’ Chapel during a courtesy call.
Ahmad said the state government would do everything possible within its limited resources to complete the road projects, which would help to facilitate human and vehicular movements within the local government headquarters.
He also said that the state government was determined to reopen the 26 schools that were closed down by the immediate past administration.
“Most of these schools used to provide job opportunities to our teeming unemployed women and youths,” Ahmad said. “We found it necessary to reopen them given their contribution to the social and economic development of the state.”
Some of the schools that will be reopened include the Informatics Institute in Kura, the Sports Institute in Karfi, the Skills Acquisition Centre in Gabasawa, and the Poultry Institute in Makoda.
The commissioner said that the state government had already started work on the road projects and the reopening of the schools and that it was committed to restoring the lost glory of the state.
The immediate past government had accused the administration of Rabi’u Kwankwaso of leaving a liability of over N54.4bn for the five-kilometre road projects across the 44 LGAs.
Ganduje was also the deputy governor and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs during Kwankwaso’s administration.
The announcement by the Kano State Government to complete the abandoned road projects and reopen the closed schools is a welcome development. These projects will provide much-needed infrastructure and opportunities for the people of the state.