The Kano state government says it has set aside N1.2 billion for the repair and rebuilding of different urban routes damaged by floods caused by heavy rainfall.
A technical committee made up of engineers from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the state Urban Planning and Development Agency, as well as other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies has been formed to investigate the situation in order to take urgent action, according to the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
Mallam Garba stated that the group has already contacted contracting firms, and that some have been mobilised to take on the job.
The commissioner added that eight clusters of roads have been earmarked for rehabilitation and maintenance aimed at ensuring smooth vehicular movement.
He said some of the roads include Audu Bako Way, Sani Marshal Road, Mission Road, Hotoro Tsamiyar Boka Road, Layin Kaura Goje, Sheikh Hassan-Layin Gidan Biredi-Sani Bello Road, Kwanar Jaba-Kwana Hudu-Gayawa and Bridge Road.
Others are FCE-Kofar Famfo, Gwarzo Road, Sheikh Jafar Road, Muhammadu Buhari Road, New Hospital Road, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road, Lamido Crescent, Route to Cancer Treatment Centre, Dakata Road, DanHassa-Eastern Bypass, ‘Yan Mota-Kofar Mazugal and Abagana Street in Fagge.
The commissioner further disclosed the rest of the roads to include Aminu Kano Way-Kofar Ruwa, Festing-Bompai, France Road, Igbo Road, Gwammaja-Wapa, Kurna Babban Layi, Madaki Street Yolawa, Sabon Titi Mandawari, Kwanar Dala-Gidan Malam Aminu Junction as well as Lafiya Road.