Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said his administration is executing mega infrastructural projects and reviewing the Kano Master Plan in order to modernize the ancient city in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Ganduje revealed this on Friday, while inspecting the ongoing construction of mega flyover bridges in some parts of the city.
The governor inspected the almost completed Dangi multi-layered flyover bridge and underpass as well as the Sheikh Karibullah Kabara and Kofar Mata floyovers all in the city.
“Though, the state like all other states in the federation, are faced with the challenges posed by the global pandemic of COVID-19, we should still not allow it to be a stumbling block between us and development. Ours is commitment and dedication for our dear state,” he said.
DAILY FOCUS reports that the expansive Dangi flyover, which has so far gulped over N4 billion, has reached almost 100 percent completion level and is expected to be commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The reviewed Kano Master Plan becomes a reality and workable for the state to have more modern look and compete favourably with other global cities,” Mr Ganduje stated.
The governor, assured that he “would do everything humanly possible to see that the facelift process is not halted for whatever reason.”
According to him,”If you were in Kano before we took over power in 2015 and have a cause to visit Kano today, you will surely miss your road or link to your destination. Our facelift, which is centred around development, is of global standard.
He added that the flyover around Kofar Mata/Kwari market is designed to decongest and beautify the business area that also links Kwari, Kofar Wambai and Singer markets.