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The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Works Mr. Jide Ode Marthins, has said that before the end of the year 2023 quite a number of roads projects will be completed and inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The director maintained that the country is at the period of road project completion and inauguration of infrastructures initiated and implemented by the present administration.
Marthin said that the Council Meeting is heralded by a 2 Day Technical Meeting of Directors, Permanent Secretaries among others.
He said the responsibility of the technical meeting of the directors as you are aware is to create a solid and resourceful foundation by diligently reviewing the Memorandum submitted by stakeholders and fine tuning the recommendations made by Meeting of Permanent Secretaries for presentation to the Council.
he federal Works Director stated further that there are roads that are completed and the ones that are ongoing so far “ we have opened five to Six roads in the North West and we have other roads in the North Central, among them are the Nguru to Gashuwa, Shuwarin in Jigawa states to Bauchi state, Shuwarin to Maiduguri, in the North East, Weto bridge that connects Benue and Nasarawa states.
Other projects including the Niger bridge had attained Ninety-Eight per completion, as well as Lagos, Ibadan expressway under construction
On his part, Kano State Commissioner of Works, Engineer Idris Wada Saleh described the Meeting as apt and an opportunity for professionals to come forward and brainstorm over the state of the nation.
He said projects like the newly constructed Muhammadu Buhari overhead bridge at Hotoro in Nassarawa local government, Dangi Overhead bridge, Tijjani Hashim under pass at Kurna, and Kano Madobi bridge among others showcase the beautiful architecture that illuminates Kano and make it very attractive for tourists’ visitations.