Minister directs contractors to expedite work on Kano-Maiduguri road 

Golfa Francis, Abuja


The two Ministers in the Ministry of Works and Housing have been going round to supervise on-going roads projects across Nigeria.

The Minister of State in the Ministry, Abubakar Aliyu said him and his senior colleague Babatunde Fashola cannot sit in their offices in Abuja, expecting results without coming out to have first hand information on the situation of the roads.

He explained that in order to assist President Muhammadu Buhari fulfil his promise to deliver roads, the both ministers are always running pillar to pole to ensure achieving good results.

“Just in recent weeks, my senior colleague Minister Babatunde  Rabi Fashola was in Edo and Niger states on  roads inspection. I was in Numan, Adamawa state yesterday and now here in Kano state. We divided ourselves to ensure things are going in order” Mr Aliyu said.

Rehabilitation Work
The Minister while inspecting the rehabilitation work on Kano-Shuwarin section of Kano- Maiduguri Road Project to assess the progress of the ongoing work told contractor, Dantata & Sawoe, to speed up work to deliver the job on target.

” I was here last december to see the level of work and I am back here today in February to see the progress you made” he said.

Aliyu expressed disappointment with the level of work by the contractors in two months from his last visit in december, urging the contractor to double up effort to meet the target.

He also said he was very concerned for the road to be delivered in time due to the accidents being recorded on the road as a result of the bad situation between Wudil and Gaya.

The contractor, Dantata & Sawoe had promised the Minister that they would mobilise additional machines and staff to the site in the next two weeks as requested and also concentrate on the dangerous areas of the road in order to reduce the rate of accidents.


Confidence Okwuchi