The Sokoto State Government has approved contracts worth worth over N12 Billion for the development of the state.
This was announced during the fourth state executive council meeting held on Wednesday in the state capital.
Commissioner for Information, Bello Sambo Danchadi, highlighted that the approvals align with the administration’s commitment to revitalizing the state.
Danchadi, accompanied by counterparts Nasiru Aliyu Dantsoho and Alhaji Haruna Abass Bashir, disclosed that the state would transition from generator-powered to solar-powered streetlights on an additional twenty roads, with a budget of N1,446,783,969 expected to be completed within three months.
Nasiru Aliyu Dantsoho, Commissioner for Land and Housing, further detailed the infrastructure provisions for the ongoing 500 Housing Estate at Kalambina.
The project encompasses roads, water facilities, drainage, schools, mosques, Islamiya, and children’s playground, amounting to N7,799,215,413 assigned to ZBCC construction company.
Dantsoho also emphasized the council’s approval of a N3.5 billion variation cost for the Gidan Salanke housing estate.
Originally awarded in 2014, the project changed due to a memorandum of understanding with the contractor.
The variation cost, as made known by him, aims to accommodate the rising expenses of materials in the country, ensuring the successful completion of the housing estate.
These strategic decisions, he said, reflect the Sokoto State government’s proactive approach to fostering growth and improving the well-being of its residents.