Sokoto State Executive Council has approved over N1.5 billion for construction, rehabilitation and expansion of a number of rural roads across the state.
In a statement, the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said that the roads would open up the rural areas and ease transportation difficulties faced by farmers in moving farm produce to urban centres.
It also said that the roads would open up the rural areas and ensure access to quality life, while at the same time helping to tackling poverty.
According to the statement, the roads include the 11km Gidan Sarki to Dabagi to Ambarura road in Illela LGA at the cost of N200 million; upgrading and tarring of the 18km Kebbe to Ungushi road at the cost of N409 million and construction of the Gwadabawa-Cimola feeder road at the total cost of N202 million.
“Others include construction of 25 km feeder road to link Kwanar Bawa to Gidan Dadi to Kwannawa to Kwacce Huro to Arabar Birni to Arabar Daji to Gidima and eventually to Kalanjeni at the cost of N242 million.”