By Umar Faruk Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi Government has awarded N3.8 billion contact for rehabilitation of Yauri township roads project in Yauri Emirate in the state.
This is in line with the urban renewal programme of Dr. Nasir Idris that will give face – lift to the State capital Birnin Kebbi, the four Emirate Headquarters and the 21 local Government Headquarters .
The Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar-Faruk, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Monday at the signing of contract agreement with a Chinese Construction Company, China Zhounghou Nigeria Limited.
He averred that “Today, in line with the good governance spirit of Gov. Nasir Idris’s administration, we are gathered to witness yet another landmark achievement among many to come, which is the signing ceremony of the contract agreement between the State Government and China Zhounghou Nigeria limited.
“The contract is for the rehabilitation of Yauri township roads, which entails the rehabilitation and reconstruction of four number- roads include ,local government Dawanau junction, market road about – Tashar Garkuwa, Garkan Dudu- Liberia junction and police station – Union Bank at total cost of N3.8 billion,” he said.
According to him, the contract covers distance of about 5.2 kilometers total area.
Umar-Faruk recalled that Governor Nasir Idris awarded the rehabilitation and reconstruction of city centre roads in Binrin Kebbi on July 25 worth N9 billion in fulfilment of his campaign promises.
“In August, Governor Idris performed another landmark achievement awarding the contract of completing the ultra-modern secretariat complex at the cost of N10.5 billion,” he added.
Umar-Faruk commended the governor for the confidence reposed on the Ministry to supervise the execution of the project.
“We equally wish to further assure that the Ministry would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the highest quality of workmanship is maintained throughout the project duration of 18 months,” the commissioner assured.
Mr. Wei Meng, the representative of the firm,Chinese Construction Company, China Zhounghou Nigeria Limited in his short remarks assured that the company would adhere to contractual agreement and work specifications.