Sokoto govt earmarks N5.8bn for infrastructures, flood control

Sokoto State Government has approved the award of contracts as well as variations of some other contracts and the purchase of drilling equipment to the tune of N5.8 billon.

A breakdown of the sum indicates that over N4.5 billion will be spent on roads and bridges affected by flood about two year ago while N520 million would be spent on the augmentation of urban infrastructures’ projects. In the same breath, the sum of N467 million will be spent on the procurement of drilling materials. Equally, an additional N325 million has been earmarked for the variation of two rural infrastructures’ contracts.

These were the outcomes of the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Tuesday, at which the council also deliberated on the field surveys currently being undertaken by experts in Goronyo and Kebbe local government areas where flood washed away roads and bridges with a view to awarding contracts for their reconstruction soonest.

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