Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the various road projects being undertaken by the Federal Government across the state.
The governor said that, when completed, Kano will transform into the commercial nerve centre of West Africa.
Ganduje made the commendation on Thursday in Tofa local government during the launch of the dualisation of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi road.
“Since we are talking about transportation, there is no enough time to mention what Mr President has done to people of Kano state.
“But I think it is important for me to outline what Mr President has done in the transport sector.
“The Maiduguri-Yobe-Kano road, which was abandoned for years, the work has resumed and would be completed within the year.
“We are all aware that the road between Abuja-Kaduna-Kano is terribly bad, with a lot of potholes, so many lives have been lost on the road.
“Mr President has awarded for the total reconstruction of the road, it is the road that links Kano to so many states in the North,” he said.
The governor further noted that the dualization of Kano-Katsina road has reached an advanced stage.
“The people of Kano are smiling, people of Katsina are smiling and people of Niger Republic and Chad are smiling.
“Kano, the commercial nerve centre of the Northern parts of Nigeria, Mr President is now making it a commercial nerve centre of some West African Countries.
“The government also awarded contract for the dualization of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi road.
“You know the modern rail project, the President awarded contract for Lagos-Ibadan-Kaduna-Kano-Katsina-Jibiya-Maradi in Niger Republic, so, what else do we need.
“Kano Airport has been expanded, a new international wing has been constructed, and now flights are coming into Kano. We are grateful to Mr President,” he said.
Ganduje said that the state government would provide security gadgets to enhance security at the airport.
The governor stressed that business activities and security would be enhanced when all the projects were completed.