Kaduna govt to spend N11.4bn on township roads in 2017

The Kaduna State government has earmarked N11.4 billion for township road projects in the 2017 budget estimate sent to the state assembly for approval.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Governor Nasir el-Rufai had, on October 12, sent a budget proposal of N215.9 billion for the 2017 financial year.

The budget breakdown obtained by NAN shows that the N11.4 billion was part of the N24 billion earmarked for the ministries of works, housing and transport for capital projects.

The document indicates that N3.4 billion was set aside for trunk roads, N400 million for ring roads and N250 million for box culverts.

It also shows that N500 million will be spent on the supply and installation of streetlights, while N150 million was for street naming and house numbering.

It also says N97 million will be spent on beautification of bus rapid traffic lanes and road pavements from Kawo Flyover to Lugard Hall roundabout.

Similarly, N1.3 billion was allocated for the provision of infrastructure at new layouts while public housing would gulp N500 millio, through private-public partnerships.