The Federal Government says it will collaborate with Kebbi State Government on construction of roads and bridges for smooth movement of goods and services.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Kebbi State Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola,SAN announced this in Birnin Kebbi at the Formal Opening of the 24th National Council on Works Meeting in Birnin Kebbi.
The Minister said the Federal Government took a decisive decision to avoid higher cost of labour, materials, and other building equipment.
Mr. Babatunde Fashola said his Ministry was currently constructing roads and bridges in all 36 states of the Federation and Abuja in line with the cardinal principle of the APC led administration.
The Minister affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari would complete all ongoing roads projects and commended effort of Kebbi State Government on roads rehabilitation and construction in the State.
In an address Governor of Kebbi State Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu commended President Muhammad Buhari for approving the construction of Gadar-Zaima Road and a Federal Secretariat as well as the Sokoto-Jega-Yauri-Kontagora road.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu requestd the Minister to complete the Kalgo-Bunza-Kamba-Peka road which is an important highway, Natsini-Kangiwa Road, Zuru-Rijau-Birnin Yauri Road and consider the construction of other roads linking the State with other West African Countries.
He urged all Nigerians to rally support and votes for President Muhamamdu Buhari in 2019 general election to consolidate on the good job begun by his administration.
In his welcome remark, Kebbi State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Bunu highlighted some of the achievements recorded in roads construction and rehabilitation by the Senator Atiku Bagudu Administration.
Goodwill messages were delivered by the Chief Executive Officer and Corps Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corp Mr. B.O Oyeyemi and Managing Director Bilal Construction Company while the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri commended Kebbi State for hosting the meeting.