The administration of Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has lined up 9 projects in rural road construction, rehabilitation and electrification across some of the 25 Local Government Areas of the state. This was disclosed by the Hon. Commissioner for Works, Alh. Ibrahim Balarabe Kagara in his office in Minna. He said that a total of 9 memos were presented to the State Executive Council and were duly approved.
The memos for the projects include:
1. Upgrade and asphaltic work in Kontagora Township road, awarded TRIACTA NIGERIAN LIMITED at the sum of ₦726 million.
2. Reconstruction and rehabilitation of some selected roads in Minna awarded to BinTown Engineering Limited at the sum of ₦2.4 billion.
3. Construction of Erena Road. From the bridge to Erena town awarded to TRIACTA NIGERIAN LIMITED at the sum of ₦3.6 billion.
4. Rehabilitation of Zungeru Township road, a 7km road awarded to Construction Project Nigerian Limited ₦757.3 million.
5. Construction and rehabilitation of Kagara Township road awarded to ENACO Nigerian Limited, which covered and area of 8.114km at the sum of ₦857m.
6. Rehabilitation of Kontagora/Tagina road awarded to TRIACTA NIGERIAN LIMITED ₦1.7 billion.
7. Construction of Mokwa Township road awarded to Mahalda Best Nigerian Limited at the sum of ₦716 million
8. Electrification of Kontagora/Rijau awarded to Omac White Nigerian Limited. This includes construction of 132/33KVA line, construction of 7.5MVA substation at Rijau, awarded at the sum of ₦487 million.
9. Extention of 32KVA line from Gidan Mangoro to Ibeto and replacement of vandalized portion at ₦97.7 million, to be handled by direct labor.
These are the memos that were presented before SEC and, according to the Honorable Commissioner of Works, the respective contractors have been mobilized and work will commence in due course.
The Honorable Commissioner also commented on the ongoing total reconstruction of Minna-Suleja road by TRIACTA NIGERIAN LIMITED, adding that the project has reached an appreciable level and will soon be completed to bring succor to the motorists plying the road.