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Bauchi Govt. earmarks N100 billion for construction of 200 kilometres of roads



Bauchi governor

The Bauchi State Government has announced that it has earmarked N100 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of 200 kilometres of roads across the state.

This disclosure was made by the Bauchi State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Usman Garba while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting, on Thursday.

Garba revealed that the state governor, Mr. Bala Mohammed had approved the commencement of the projects, which include 16 strategic roads.

The commissioner explained that two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market are part of the projects, adding that they would beautify and decongest the centre nerves of the city.

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Ibrahim Galadaima highlighted the cost estimates of the road construction and rehabilitation projects.

Galadima said that the state government earmarked N11.3 billion for the construction of the 29-kilometre Boi, Gambar, Sara and Lere roads.

Furthermore, he revealed that N20 billion was earmarked for the construction of the two flyovers at the Wunti and Central Market areas.

Galadima also disclosed that the state government earmarked N9.9 billion for the rehabilitation of 29-kilometre Dindima, Yashi, and Maina Maji roads.

Galadima also noted that the dualization of the 11-kilometre Kano Road, from Government Secondary School (GSS), Ningi, to Gudduba, would cost N10.3 billion, adding that the dualization from Emir’s palace, Azare, to Satreco roundabout roads would cost N4.4 billion.

The cost estimates for other road projects include the rehabilitation of 29 kilometres of Adamami, and Disina-Jama’are roads for N6.8 billion and the 1.1-kilometre Bayara township road for N737 million.

Furthermore, N2.2 billion was earmarked for the total renovation and upgrading of the Emirs’ palaces in Bauchi, Jama’are, Ningi and Dass.