16 August 2020 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The Kano state Executive Council has approved the termination of contract for construction of the multi-million naira Dawakin Tofa 5km carriage way and re-awarded it.
The State Commissioner for information, Mallam Mohammad Garba stated this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Executive Council meeting at Government House, Kano.
Malam Mohammad Garba explained that the contract for the road project, which was awarded to a firm in 2012 was abandoned midway into the construction , a situation that brought hardship to the teeming populace in the area.
He said the council had also constituted a committee to assess the 5km dual carriage way projects in the Local Governments across the State.
The Commissioner maintained that the measure was part of efforts by the State Government to evaluate, redesign, complete or terminate any contract awarded for the projects.
Malam Mohammad Garba explained that the committee, which is to be chaired by the Permanent Secretary, ministry of works and infrastructure and representatives from the Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and that of the Ministry for Local Government, would also determine the extent of execution of the projects and payment made to the contractors handling the projects.
He noted that the council had approved the adoption of the Revised Estimated Total Cost of the contract amount and for repairs at the dilapidated Bagauda Bridge along Wak-Tiga Road in Bebeji Local Government.
Malam Mohammad Garba added that the council approved reactivation of government’s mini vans empowerment programme tagged: Kano Kal-Kal aimed at empowering the womenfolk to achieve a sustainable clean environment in the state.
He said the council also approved the release of N20, 000, 000.00 million for renovation of four Women Development Centres to a standard level in the four new Emirate Councils in the state.