Dualization of Sokoto-Talata Mafara Road: Government assures of compensation

By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto

Sokoto State Government has said it will compensate all those to be affected by the dualisation of Sokoto to Talata Mafara Road.

State deputy governor, Alhaji Idris Muhammad Gobir, stated this when he paid an inspection visit to the site.

The deputy governor who is also the overseer of the state ministry of Works and Housing said the federal government has shouldered the responsibility of payment of compensation on the state government.

Statement by his spokesman, Garba Muhammad, Alhaji Idris Gobir said all compensations from Sokoto to Tureta borderline would be settled by the state government.

He assured of the state government’s readiness to give all the necessary support and assistance towards the successful completion of the project.

The deputy governor said the importance of the road towards the socio-economic development of the state cannot be over emphasised.

He expressed appreciation with the progress of the work and thanked the federal government for awarding the contract.

Earlier, the Federal Controller of Works in the state, Engineer Kasimu Maigwandu, said project which is from Zaria up to Sokoto was divided into four sections and being handled by four different construction companies.

He said the Sokoto-Talata Mafara dualistisation project is being handled by CBC Global Civil and Construction Company.

Engineer Kasimu Abdullahi said the project which was awarded last year has 60 months completion period.

In his comment, the representative of the company handling the project, Mr. Yuan Zi pledged the company’s determination to carry out the project according to specifications.

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The deputy governor was accompanied by the permanent secretary of the state ministry of Works and Transport,  Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmad, and some officials of the ministry.

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