Why I Suspended 5km Road Projects In Kano’s 44 LGAs – Gov. Ganduje

Abdullahi Umar GandujeGovernor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced the suspension of the Kano 5 kilometers road, schools for Islamic Studies and Technical Schools’ projects due to paucity of funds.
The capital intensive projects were the brainchild of the immediate past Kano State Governor, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso but were abandoned even before the expiration of his tenure last May.
Dr. Ganduje, who was Kwankwaso’s deputy, was expected to carry on and possibly complete the legacy projects, which consist of construction of 5 kilometers dual road with street lights in each of the 44 local governments and construction of one school for Islamic Studies and Technical Schools in each local government of the state.
But addressing a Town Hall meeting organised by government to review its achievements within one year, Governor Ganduje said the state cannot sustain the projects in light of the prevailing cash crunch confronting the country.
“The 5 kilometers road project is a joint project between state and local government. Local governments are to contribute 90 per cent while the state 10 per cent. But our local governments cannot even pay salaries to their workers without the assistance of the state government.
“For the Schools of Islamic Studies and Technical schools, the two projects are to be funded by the 44 local governments, but because of the economic situation they cannot continue with these projects”, he lamented.
The governor, however, assured that as soon as the economy of the state improves, government will continue with the projects for the benefit of its people.

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