Governor Aliyu Wamakko, of Sokoto state, yesterday inaugurated a 7-kilometers roads liking various communities that include Milgoma-Bagarawa-Saulawa-Zangalawa road, in Bodinga local government area of the state.
Speaking at the commission, Wamakko said his government had spent over N50 billion in the construction of over 2,000-kms of roads network across the state in the last seven years.
Wamakko said that the roads network covered the 23 local governments of the state. According to him, the road, which gulped about N198 million, links several towns and villages in the area was constructed through direct labour.
He further said, “Contract for the road project was earlier awarded by the state government at over N 204 million but was later revoked due to the death of the contractor,” Wamakko also promised that all ongoing projects, including roads will be completed before the end of May, 2015.
The road was officially commissioned by the former Governor of the old Sokoto state, Malam Yahaya Abdulkarim. In his remarks, the former governor commended Wamakko for the project, noting that the road is crucial to the socio-economic development of the various communities in the area and the entire state.
His words,” Governor Wamakko will not know that he is doing much until he leaves office. I am happy to be part of the progress and development of the state under Gov. Wamakko.”
Also speaking, the Commissioner of Works, Alhaji Umar Nagwari promised that the Ministry will ensure the execution of quality road projects, on schedules and according to specifications.
The Caretaker chairman of Bodinga local government, Alhaji Lamido Ardo commended Wamakko for executing the road project and several others in the area.