Niger State Government is to award the contract for the construction of 250km intra Minna, Bida, Suleija and Kontagora respectively.
Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago stated this when he performed the groundbreaking for the construction of the 44km dual carriageway Bida ring road.
He maintained that his government is “very thirsty to change the state, and it is not apologetic about it”.
The Governor said the Bida Ring road which would create employment, increased economic activities in the area among others is under his urban renewal programmes aimed at providing world-class infrastructures across the state and attracting investment partners accordingly.
He further stated that his administration will also improve security, and provide world-class health and infrastructural facilities.
Governor Umaru Bago added that his government will not relent in shifting from subsistence to mechanized farming so as to make Agriculture the mainstay of his economy.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Suleiman Umar said no doubt the project will open up the town, decongest traffic, and improve economic activities in the environment.
He assured that the Ministry will ensure effective supervision and monitoring of the project.
The Managing Director, Arab Contractors, Engr. Mohammed El-Edarous assured the government and people of the state of a quality job and timely execution of the project.
Also speaking, the Speaker Niger State House of Assembly Barr. Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji represented by his Deputy, Mrs. Afiniki Eunice Dauda called for the re-introduction of toll gates across the state to boost the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.
In their separate goodwill messages, the Senator representing Niger South, Sen. Peter Ndalikali Jiya, Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Musa Abdullahi, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, and the Chairmen of Lavun, and Bida, Council Chairmen as well as the Galadinman Nupe, Aliyu Danjuma who represented the Etsu Nupe, commended the governor for embarking on a project that has a direct bearing on the lives of the people.
Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary
to the Governor of Niger State
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