Kano State government on Sunday said it will spend over N1.2bn on the construction of roundabouts, rehabilitation and maintenance of various metropolitan roads which are in a state of disrepair.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, said after the prevailing heavy rain which resulted in flooding.
He said the roundabouts included the ones at A A Rano Filling Station and First Bank, among others, and had also been slated for reconstruction.
According to him, a technical committee comprising of engineers from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the State Urban Planning and Development Agency, as well as other Ministries, Department and Agencies had been constituted to study the situation for an urgent action.
Garba said the committee had already reached out to the contracting firms, some of which have been mobilised to undertake the project.
The commissioner said eight clusters of roads had been earmarked for the rehabilitation and maintenance that aimed at ensuring smooth vehicular movement.
He said some of the roads included Audu Bako Way, Sani Marshal Road, Mission Road, Hotoro Tsamiyar Boka Road, Layin Kaura Goje, Sheikh Hassan-Layin Gidan Biredi-Sani Bello Road, Kwanar Jaba-Kwana Hudu-Gayawa Bridge Road.
Others are FCE-Kofar Famfo, Gwarzo Road, Sheikh Jafar Road, Muhammadu Buhari Road, New Hospital Road, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road, Lamido Crescent, Route to Cancer Treatment Centre, Dakata Road, DanHassa-Eastern Bypass, ‘Yan Mota-Kofar Mazugal, Abagana Street Fagge.
The commissioner also enumerated the rest of the roads that included Aminu Kano Way-Kofar Ruwa, Festing-Bompai, France Road, Igbo Road, Gwammaja-Wapa, Kurna Babban Layi, Madaki Street Yolawa, Sabon Titi Mandawari, Kwanar Dala-Gidan Malam Aminu Junction, Lafiya Road.
Garba also gave the list of other roads to include Bello Terrace, Alu Avenue and Iyaka Road.