Kano state government is to spend over N1.2 billion on the construction and rehabilitation and of various metropolitan roads and roundabouts which are in a state of disrepair as a result of the floods occasioned by prevailing rainfall.

The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba who dropped the hint in Kano, said the roundabouts include the ones by A A Rano Filling Station and First Bank, among others.

Malam Mohammad Garba said a technical committee comprising of engineers from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the state Urban Planning and Development Agency as well as other Ministries, Department and Agencies has been constituted to study the situation for an urgent action.

He noted that the committee has already reached out to the contracting firms while some have been mobilized to undertake the project.

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 Fagge.

The commissioner further enumerated 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.

Abdullahi Jalaluddeen