By Abba Gwale
Kano state Executive Council has approved the release of N8, 980, 303, 460.63 billion for the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC Mega station Rotary Intersection, Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in the metropolis.
The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, disclosed this at a media briefing on the outcome of the weekly council meeting held at the Africa House, Government House, Kano.
He said the project was part of the present administration’s commitment to construct road networks to address increasing traffic congestion in line with its policy of transforming Kano into a Mega City as well as boost commercial activities.
Malam Garba explained that being an emerging mega city and important commercial centre in the country, Kano has been recording significant increase in the influx of commercial traffic and therefore the need to redesign and improve existing road networks to support additional volumes of generated traffic in order to allow for safer and more efficient vehicular movements.
Recall that last week Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje visited President Muhammad Buhari at Presidential Villa where he presented the map of the interchange and thanked the President for the number of infrastructural development he is excuting in the state.
However, Ganduje, during his interview with state house correspondents said the project is necessary in order to make it easy for the travellers especially those that are entering the state for business activities.