From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai’s administration has completed the 50 year’s old abandoned ring road that connects the abattoir to other parts of the state.
The Head of Butchers at the abattoir, Alhaji Suleiman Saba disclosed this to team of Journalists who were on tour of road projects embarked upon by the administration.
According to him, the road construction started during the era of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello but the project stopped with his death and no governments has made any move to complete the road.
He however said that with the coming of this present administration efforts were put in place not only complete the road but to also expand it and construct a modern drainage system.
He added that the road construction has made business in the abattoir very easy, saying the abattoir is one of the largest in the northern region.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary Kaduna state Ministry of Works and Housing, Murtala Dabo said more than 78 kilometres link road has been constructed by the El-Rufai’s administration to make movement easy within the metropolis.
According to him, 11.5 kilometres of the road is situated in Anguwan Sanusi covering 11 streets within the vicinity.
He further stated that Tudun Wada in Kaduna South Local Government Area have more than 20 kilometres urban renewal roads, stretching across 50 streets.
“We are also constructing 23.8 kilometres road covering 78 streets in Barnawa where we have spent over N2.5billion. In the Doka District, more than 30 streets are also being renewed as part of the project,” he said.
Among the roads under construction by the administration is the Anguwan Dosa dual carriageway, Kawo dual carriageway all in Kaduna North Local Government Area.
The Perm Secretary disclosed that a ring road is being constructed from Malali Gabas I’m Igabi Local Government Area to link the Trade Fair ground and Rigachikun town. Mallam Dabo assured that all road projects will be completed within the next six months.