By Mohammed Baba Busu
Sept 6, 2023
The Niger state Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development has handed over construction of the 45km Bida Ring Road to the Arab contractors.
At the event on Wednesday in Bida, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Malam Sulieman Umar, said that this was a demonstration of Gov. Umar Bago’s commitment to urban renewal.
He said the project with various intersections, would be dual carriage in order to ease traffic within the town especially by articulated vehicles.
The Commissioner commended the Governor for showing commitment to fulfilling his campaign promises, adding that the project would create jobs and boost the economy of the area.
In his remarks, the Deputy Director, Civil Engineering Services in the Ministry, Kudu Madami, expressed confidence in the ability of the contractors, stating that the formal handling over signals the commencement of the project.
Madami said the contract would be for a period of 30 months.
Also speaking, Alhaji Baba Shaba, Chairman, Bida Local government, noted that the council and the people of the area would give all necessary support for the success of the project.
Shaba expressed joy that the project when completed would boost commercial activities in Bida, which will as well add to the beauty of the ancient town.
On his Part, the Managing Director of Arab contractors, Mohammed El-Darous, promised to deliver the project as stipulated, adfing that the firm is quality oriented.
It would be recalled that prior to the handing over, the team visited the life camp and operational base of the contractors.