From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
Katsina state government has expended the sum of over N7.1 billion for the completion of thirteen projects inherited from the previous administration.
Similarly, the state government from 2015 to date has awarded a total of 452.1 kilometres of road projects at the cost of N41.59 billion in the state.
The state Commissioner of Works, Housing and Transport, Alhaji Tasiu Dandagoro disclosed this on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the activities of his ministry at the Government house Katsina.
He explained that the administration decided to complete the projects to better the lot of it’s citizens for easier movement to and from markets across the state.
The Commissioner, however maintained that works were suspended at two of the project sites due to security concerns, while the contract for the construction of 45 kilometre Gurbin Baure-Shinfida-Batsari road has just been awarded.
Under the state Road Maintenance Agency KASROMA, he said from 2015 to date, twenty-three different projects has been executed by the agency at a total cost of over N1.7 billion in the state.
He added that the agency has rehabilitated and upgraded the street lights in the state capital and four other local government areas at the total cost of over N939.2 million.