By Awayi Kuje
The Nasarawa State Government says it will spend about N 1.1billion on the construction of the 5.7km Angwan Hashimu/Karu International Market road.
Alhaji Adamu Sule-Mohammed, the Managing Director, Nasarawa State Urban Development Board (NUDB), disclosed this on Friday in Mararaba, Nasarawa State.
He spoke when members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on NUDB and Town Planning paid an oversight visit to the project site in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area.
Sule-Muhammed said that the road would reduce the hardship of people of the area as well as those plying the road.
“My honourable members, we are all aware that the importance of embarking on the construction of roads and bridges by any government cannot be over-emphasised.
“Apart from boosting the socio-economic development and the revenue base of the state, it will also help in reducing the plight of the people.
“I want to disclose to you that the construction of the 5.7km Angwan Hashimu/Karu International Market road will cost government about N1.1 billion, and already, N270.4 million has been paid to the contractor,’’ he said.
Earlier, Mr Suleiman Alhassan (APC-Uke/Karshi), the chairman of the committee, said that the oversight visit would enable the committee assess the 2016 budget performance of the ministry.
Alhassan, was represented by the Majority Leader of the House, Umar Tunga (APC-Awe-North)