Niger State assembly probes construction projects


The House of Assembly in Niger has set up a nine-man ad hoc committee to investigate the delay in the construction and completion of Minna-Bida-Kataeregi road as well as other road projects in the state.

The member representing Bida 2 Muhammed Alhaji Haruna, was announced as the chairman of the committee while those representing  Katcha, Gbako, Wushishi, Agwara, Borgu, Bosso, Mokwa and Lavun will serve as members of the committee.

Musa said that the loan agreement was that the state government will fund 15 kilometres of the road starting from Kpakugun to Garatu while the Islamic Development Bank would fund the remaining 71 kilometres,

He added that 35% of the 15 kilometres had been completed at the sum of N11 billion.

“The initial plan was to construct only one lane, but we have to rescope the project to double lane because Islamic Development Bank does not give loan for one lane road,” he said.

In his response, Haruna commended the house for setting up the ad hoc committee to investigate the ongoing road projects, particularly the Minna-Katayeregi-Bida road.

He assured the house that the committee will leave no stone unturned to see to the construction and completion of Minna-Katayeregi-Bida road.

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