By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani at the weekend, performed the groundbreaking of a 21.7km road from Anchau – Gadas – Palla, in Kubau and Ikara LGA.
The road is one of the 32 rural roads awarded by Senator Uba Sani’s administration and it is expected to be completed in the next one and a half years.
About 32 communities are to benefit from the project.
This milestone achievement is part of activities to mark 100 days of Senator Uba Sani as the Governor of Kaduna State.
The Governor in an interview explained, “we know the importance and significance of this very important road. The people of Kubau and Ikara approached us during our campaign and informed us about the importance of this road.
“The reason why we have decided to quickly start the construction of this road is simply because it will revitalise the economy of the rural areas, particularly those 32 villages that are within the coverage.
“it will help our farmers to be able to transport their products from their farms to town.”
He pointed out that the government believes it will also provide linkage between farms and markets within these communities.
“Also, it is one of the local government areas that is leading in terms of agricultural development not only within Kaduna, but the entire country.
“The local government is leading because virtually 70 per cent of the people that live here rely on farming.
“A lot of people residing in Anchau, Palla and Ikara embark on farming activities. As a government, we need to support them, by constructing infrastructure in our rural communities.
“I am happy and honoured to perform this ground breaking of this very 32 kilometer road from Anchau, Palla and Ikara,” he said.
Governor Uba Sani disclosed that in two days, they will do groundbreaking of another road that links Ikara to Sada.
He noted that the road is very important, about 30 kilometres stretch.
Sani said, at the end of the day, between Kubau Local Government Area and Ikara, they are planning to construct 52 kilometres road within communities, villages as well as connecting farms and markets within the next one year.
“That is why we are doing the groundbreaking within the week and we have commenced groundbreaking today, the next one is in the next three days”, he assured.