Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the federal government to rehabilitate the Minna-Kontagora road.
The governor made the call when he paid homage to Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, Muhammadu Barau Mu’azu II at his Palace on Saturday.
According to Sani Bello, he will write to President Muhammadu Buhari and personally follow up to ensure that the road is rehabilitated.
“I will write and visit Mr President to prevail on him to order the rehabilitation of the Minna-Kontagora road. The road is really in bad shape because you can’t even have a good portion of the road for up to 10km at a stretch,” he said.
He expressed optimism that the President will give attention to the road.
On security challenges in the Emirate, the governor maintained that strategies were already in place to bring an end to the menace in no distant time, but said he would not reveal the new strategies being adopted due to the activities of informants.
Sani Bello appreciated the Emir for his good stewardship as the State Amirul Hajj during this year’s Hajj exercise.
The governor said lots of people, through their commendations, attested to the fact that the Emir provided good leadership to the Pilgrims.
He directed the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development to liaise with his counterpart in the Ministry of Local Government to ensure the speedy completion of the ongoing renovation work at the Sarkin Sudan’s Palace.
In his remarks, the Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, Mu’azu II appreciated the governor for the opportunity given to him to serve as Amirul Hajj for this year’s Hajj exercise.
He called on security agencies to intensify efforts to bring an end to terrorists’ activities in his emirate, state and the country at large.