Nigeria: Kaduna Awards #5.8billion Contracts in Kagarko


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By Juliana Katung:

Contracts worth about #5.8billion are said to have been awarded in Kagarko Local Government Area by the Kaduna State government which came to power in May 2015.

Some of the contracts which cover health, education, roads and electrification have been completed, while others are at different stages of completion.

The projects are said to have been influenced by a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly representing the Area, Nuhu Goro Shadalafiya as part of dividends of democracy under the present Administration in the State.

Our Correspondent who was part of a team of journalists on assessment tour of the projects, said the construction of a N1.8 billion new Government Science Secondary School, Jere is about 60% completed.

A block of classrooms under construction at Govt Science Secondary School Jere


At the construction site of the Science school, one of the Engineers, John Laki told the journalists that the work started in November 2017 and was scheduled for completion in February 2019, but for the challenges of Insecurity, it would now be completed in March.

Also at a renovated Primary Healthcare centre, Jere, a community Healthcare worker, Mallam Maharazu Dahiru, said the centre lacks sufficient workforce and appealed to the state government to deploy more hands in order to enhance service delivery.

He commended the government for providing the area with medical facilities that had been lacking in the time past.

At Gida Danbaba village, a resident, Luka Gida Danbaba said the on-going electrification project started since 2007 by the PDP government during Late Governor Patrick Yakowa Administration but was stopped.

According to him, the APC government has done its best in providing water and as well as   electrification of major villages in the local government area.

He however called on the state government not to relent in its effort in ensuring that transformers are installed as soon as the lines were provided to ensure proper take off of the rural electrification project.

The construction of access road from Dogonkurmi junction which is 2.5 kilometers covers three villages as well as Kubacha shadalafiya road thereby enhancing the movement of goods and services, as well as economic activities.

A motorist plying the newly constructed road, Abubakar Saeed Kubacha, said they had suffered a lot especially during raining season when the road became impassable.

The construction, he said, has brought a lot of relief to the people, stressing that it would go a long way in enhancing economic activities in the area.

Speaking with journalists at the tour, the member representing Kagarko local government, Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya was full of appreciation of the state government for the award of contracts in his constituency and enjoined the people to reciprocate government gesture by supporting its programmes.

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