Kano state government is fine-tuning plan to award contract for construction of an under pass road linking Malam Aminu Kano way–Kofar Gadon Kaya road in Kano, to decongest the heavy traffic flow in the area, the state governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has disclosed.
Announcing this while receiving the supervising Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Musa Muhammad Sada, at the Government House, Kano, Governor Kwankwaso explained that the contract will be awarded to a reputable contractor after the necessary formalities.
He said this effort emanated from the zeal of his administration to transform Kano state into a mega city, explaining that the ancient city of Kano is now wearing a modern outlook.
Governor Kwankwaso explained that his administration has political will and resources to complete all the projects currently going on before the expiration of his tenure in 2015. He said it is the intentions of his administration are to leave a befitting legacy for the state.
He added that the policy of his government is to allocate plots of land to people and organizations that have the capacity to develop them to encourage rapid urbanization. This effort and many more, he said, gave birth to Kwankwasiyya, Amana and Bandarawo cities, stressing that the three cities are equipped with modern urban facilities.
On the other hand, government, according to governor Kwankwaso, is dualizing all metropolitan roads in Kano apart from constructing Kofar Nassawara flyover, which is the first of its kind in the state.
Earlier, the supervising Minister, Arc. Musa Muhammad said that he was at the Government House to exchange ideas with governor Kwankwaso and learn from the state government’s achievements in housing and urban development.
He said that National Council on Housing and Urban Development will continue to work with the state government in tackling urban issues as most of the identified problems in the urban development are being efficiently managed in Kano state.