DUTSE—Jigawa State governor, Badaru Abubakar, said, weekend, that his government inherited 21 uncompleted road projects from the immediate past administration.
The governor stated this while officially flagging off Phases II and III of Maigatari-Galadi Western bye pass road project.
He said his administration promised to execute and complete the inherited road projects because of their importance to the socio-economic development of the people of the state.
Badaru said the past administration awarded the Kyarama-Gasakoli road project at the cost of over N3.87 billion, while his administration took over the completion of the project at the cost of N2.7 billion.
He said of the amount, the contractor handling the project made a reduction of N271million from the initial cost and that the state government paid the contractor which paved the way for its commissioning.
Before commissioning the road projects, the governor had earlier performed tree planting along the side of the road.
Earlier in his welcome address, the state Commissioner of Works and Transport, Aminu Yakubu, said the project was the first of its kind to be commissioned by the present administration.
The ceremony was attended by the state Deputy Governor, Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Head of Service, Commissioners, Emir of Ringim and that of Gumel, members of National and state Assemblies, APC chairman, as well as businessmen, politicians and members of the public.