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Zamfara earmarks N700m for broken bridges, community roads

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State

Gov. Bello Matawalle



By Shuaib Sadiq
Zamfara Government on Friday said it had earmarked N700 million for the reconstruction of five bridges and a set of roads across four local government areas.
The Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbin-Bore, stated this at the inauguration of the projects at the 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army Cantonment, Gusau, Zamfara on Friday.
The commissioner listed the bridges to include Maigungumi Village and Tofa village near Dansadau, Maru LG;  Badoki village bridge, Gurusu and Nasarawa Bukulu bridge in Bukuyum LG, as well as Ruwan Gora bridge in Talata Mafara area.
The project also  included a 500-metre access road to Staff School of 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army Cantonment, Gusau.
He said approval of the project followed complaints from the affected communities.
Gurbin-Bore said some of the affected bridges had broken down since the last four years.
The commissioner assured that the project,  being executed through direct labour, would be completed within the shortest time to reconnect the affected communities. (NAN)(
Edited by Idris Abdulrahman