Gov Sani boosts Kaduna rural economy with 32 link roads
From Nasir Abdu, in Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, yesterday performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the 21.7km Anchau-Gadas-Palla road in Kubau and Ikara Local Council Areas of the State.
The groundbreaking ceremony, which is part of the activities lined up to mark Governor Sani’s 100 days in office, is a significant milestone in rural development as the road will connect 32 villages across the two local councils.
Speaking at Anchau, the headquarters of Kubau Local Council, Governor Sani highlighted the importance of the road project in addressing transportation challenges faced by the 32 communities along the route.
He emphasised that the road would not only facilitate movement of people but also enhance the transportation of agricultural produce from farms to markets, ultimately boosting rural development and the local economy.
According to the Governor, “the reason we have decided to come this morning for this groundbreaking for the construction of 22 km road is simply because we know its significance. The people of Kubau and Ikara local councils had approached us during our campaign and informed us about the importance of this road. This road connects at least 32 villages from Anchau to Pala. This road will revitalize the economies of the rural areas, particularly those 32 communities.”
Governor Sani also expressed sympathy to the people of Sayasaya in Ikara Local Council over the tragic loss of lives in the Friday night attack by bandits, promising to bring the culprits book.
He emphasised that the security of lives and property is a top priority of his administration, and he will not tolerate conflict entrepreneurs moving freely across the State.
In their separate remarks, the host chairmen of Kubau and Ikara LGAs expressed their gratitude to Governor Sani for selecting their council areas as beneficiaries of the projects planned for the celebration of the first 100 days of his administration.
They acknowledged the positive impact construction of the road would have on their communities and the overall well-being of the residents.
Eng. Idris Adewole, speaking on behalf of the contractors, assured Governor Sani that the construction process would actively involve the people of Kubau and Ikara LGAs. He also requested the support and cooperation of traditional and religious leaders in ensuring the successful execution of the project within the designated timeframe.