Kwankwaso to Build Multi-Storey Park in Kano…Gets NSE Presidential Award
Kano state government will construct the first multi-storey car park in
the state capital at Shahuci area, in addition to two under pass roads at
Gadon Kaya and Kabuga junctions in Kano metropolis, at the cost of
billions of Naira.
The state governor, Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso disclosed this (Monday), in an
address at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of
Engineers, NSE, at the National Conference Center, Abuja.
The governor, who received the society's Presidential Merit Award during
the ceremony, announced that his administration has also awarded contract
for a 1.76 km flyover around Abubakar Rimi Market area aimed at easing
congestion. This, he noted, is one of the longest flyover bridges in the
West African sub-regions.
“Another historic project is the Jakara river project. This is a 6.67km
dual carriageway being constructed on top of the river using buried
circular conduits and an asphaltic concrete on top with streetlights and
traffic lights'', Governor Kwankwaso revealed.
These, he pointed out, are some of the several life-changing projects
being executed by his administration in the last two and half years, which
should be of great interest to Nigerian engineers.
On the honour bestowed on him by the NSE, the governor said it is
gratifying and a testimony that his professional colleagues recognize his
modest contribution to the development of the engineering profession.
Governor Kwankwaso said the challenges he faced as an engineer have
strengthen him in coping with many obstacles he faced in the last 20 years
as a politician and have helped him in initiating many developmental
policies and projects in Kano