The Jigawa Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aminu Usman, said on Tuesday that the state government had spent over N10 billion naira on road construction in Gumel Emirate.
Gumel Emirate is made up of the four councils of Sule Tankarkar, Gumel, Maigatari and Gagarawa Local Government Areas.
Usman, who disclosed this to newsmen in Gumel, said the roads would enhance movement of farm produce to the markets.
Aminu listed the roads to include the Gagarawa-Bosuwa, Matsatstsagi-Dankumbo, Sule Tankarkar-Maitsamiya, Sule Tankarkar-Dangwanki, Gumel-Garin Gambo and Mijingini-Hannun Giwa.
He noted that state government had constructed over 1,280 km of roads in the 27 local government areas of the state.
“We have constructed over 1,280 kilometres of roads from 2015 to date.
“These roads include those we inherited from the previous administration and new ones initiated by us.
“Some of the roads are Gagarawa-Hammado, Bekarya-Mele, Garin Gambo-Garin Baki, as well as the renovated Kwanar Medu-Danzomo-Garki road,” the commissioner said.
On rural electrification, Usman said the state had fixed damaged power lines at Gagarawa and installed solar-powered street lights at Yalleman–Dakayyawa, Sara, Jobi, Kanya Babba, Danzomo, Gujungu and Jigawar Dan-Ali.
He assured that Bulangu, Birniwa Tsohuwa and Hammado would soon benefit from the project.
He therefore, urged the citizenry to give the Gov. Badaru-led administration maximum support and cooperation for more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.