The Jigawa Government on Thursday approved the award N7.5 billion contracts for the construction of township roads in two local government areas of the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports, Alhaji Babandi Ibrahim, made this known when he briefed newsmen after the Executive Council meeting in Dutse.
Ibrahim said the roads were Gagarawa-Maishieda-Madaka, Kaswadadi-Sankara Road in Gagarawa and Ringim Local Government Areas.
He said that the 29. 7 Km Gagarawa-Madaka Road would cost N3.7 billion, while N3.8 billion was earmarked for the 29.9 km Kaswadadi-Sankara Road.
The commissioner said that the contractors were given 18 months to complete the projects.
He said the council had revoked the contract of Andaza-Asware and Killa-Bindiga-Maruta Road projects and re-awarded them to new contractors.
Ibrahim said the projects were part of 2014 budget and would boost socio-economic activities in the area when completed.
He said that the council also approved N510.3 million for additional work in Dutse highbrow area. (NAN)