FG earmarks N9bn for 43km Nigeria-Niger border road project, says Senator

The Federal Government is currently executing a 45km Nigeria-Niger border road project at the cost of over N9 billion.

The all-important road project which links Nigeria and her neighbour, Niger Republic, was progressing at Balle, headquarters of Gudu Local Government in Sokoto to the Niger border.

A statement signed by the special assistant on media and publicity to Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Bashir Rabe Mani, said the work was being successfully conducted by the APC-led Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mani further said the road project was facilitated by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District.

“The invaluable gesture of Wamakko was aimed at further providing more roads linking Nigeria and her neighbours, as well as bolstering the socioeconomic development of the countries.

“Reports revealed that the work was going on steadily and according to specifications.

“It was also observed that adequate drainages and culverts were also being along the road, to prevent it from being flooded during the rainy season.

“Similarly, the road was being asphalted, so as to guarantee the safety of vehicles, as well as other motoring publics plying the road.

It could be recalled that a leading politician from the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), in the state, had challenged the ruling APC to showcase any work, worth N500 million in the state.

He further disclosed that the road under focus is one of the myriads of developmental projects that were either successfully completed by the Federal Government or were ongoing across the state.

In a related development, another road project facilitated by Wamakko is the ongoing N 4billion Sabon Birni to Tsululu to Maradi border, in Niger Republic.

The road project was also progressing steadily, while it was being conducted according to the specifications.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government had also successfully executed scores of projects in the state, under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

They were executed at the Usmanu Danfodiyo and Sokoto State Universities, Shehu Shagari College of Education and the Umaru Ali Polytechnic, all in Sokoto.

These projects and many others in the pipeline showed that the Federal Government has made Sokoto one of its priority states, contrary to the apprehension of some of its residents.

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