By Rabiu Sani Ali
Hadejia – Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa said his administration had embarked on the construction of viable road and rural infrastructure developmental projects to boost the growth of agriculture in the state.
Abubakar said this while inspecting the more than 200-kilometre eastern by-pass road project in Hadejia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road project is designed to link border communities of Maigatari-Malammadori-Birniwa, Kirikasamma and Guri Local Government Councils with the neighbouring Niger Republic.
The governor said that his administration accorded priority to road development to enhance transportation and improve the social and economic wellbeing of the people.
He added that the state government had also constructed township and access roads to link villages so that farmers would be able to transport their produce to the city centres.
This would also open up the state, he said.
“The projects are designed to open up the rural communities and ease movements of farm produce to the markets.
“It is a deliberate policy to transform agriculture and improve the social and economic wellbeing of the people,” he said.
NAN reports that the governor also inspected the 44-km Bulangu-Kafinhausa, Guri and Hadejia township road projects.
Also, the state government said it had evolved effective modalities that would ensure the completion of the School of Nursing project in Hadejia.
Gov. Abubakar who said this while inspecting the project in Hadejia added that the school would begin its academic session by the end of the year.
The governor said that arrangements were in the pipeline to deploy instructors in the school.