Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano state has reiterated commitment to complete all projects initiated by his administration before the expiration of its tenure in May, 2015.
He said Kano state government, under his leadership, has enough resources and willpower to make sure that all on-going projects are completed, stressing that the government will not bequeath abandoned projects to its successors.
The governor, who made the assertion during a meeting with contractors handling major projects in the state, at Africa House, Government House, Kano, explained that the target of completing the projects on schedule must be met.
“Our target is to finish these projects on time and we are realistic about this. Therefore, anybody found wanting in handling our projects will be sanctioned appropriately”, the governor warned.
The governor claimed that some people are deliberately creating bottlenecks to jeopardize projects brought about by his administration, saying such attitude will not be condoned.
“While we emphasize timely completion of projects, we will make sure that quality is not compromised. All our contracts must be executed according to the agreed specifications and as a matter of policy, must be completed on schedule”, Governor Kwankwaso stressed.
The governor stated that the projects will be under constant watch to keep the contractors on their toes and directed the state Ministry of Finance to ensure timely release of funds to all contractors for speedily execution of their respective projects.
On the multi billion Naira Jakara channelization project, which is scheduled to commence soon, Gov. Kwankwaso explained that its corridors were reduced from 60 to 40 meters to prevent flood and to save cost on compensation to property owners in the vicinity of the project site.
The Jakara project, which among others entails a dualized road and street lights, will when completed ease transportation, reduce the risk of flooding and consolidate governments’ Malaria and other communicable diseases control initiatives.
Governor Kwankwaso also focused on other on-going projects including the dualized 5 kilometer roads in each of the 44 local government areas of the state, noting that some of the contractors need to redouble effort towards speedy completion.