KADUNA — Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State has  said his administration remains committed to completing all ongoing projects initiated by his predecessors in the state.

Speaking, yesterday, in Kafanchan at the occasion of distribution of empowerment materials to women and youths by Senator Esther Nenadi Usman (PDP, Kaduna South), Governor Yero said it amounts to wastage for government to abandon projects initiated by past administrations.

According to him, “our administration has not and will not dump any projects initiated by regimes before us. While we continue to allocate scarce resources to tackle numerous demands, it is imperative to ensure completion of ongoing projects to ensure prudent spending of public funds.

“It will amount to wastage and retrogression if every administration dumps projects initiated by its predecessors and we shall not fall into such trap.”
The governor said the state government had made budgetary provision of N8.2 billion this year to be expended on funding ongoing road projects in Southern Kaduna Zone.

He said: “In Zone Three  alone, there are 15 ongoing road projects that have been earmarked for funding in the 2014 budget. While most are at various stages of completion, our administration has successfully completed the Zonkwa-Yarbam road, Tum-Madakiya road and the College of Education Gidan Waya road.”

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