Niger State Commits to Major Infrastructure Projects With N1.2 Trillion Revenue.

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The Niger State government commits to major infrastructure projects for the construction of the Bida ring road and the revitalization of Minna township roads. These projects are not just a commitment to improved connectivity but also a strategic initiative to generate substantial revenue. It has an ambitious goal of reaching N1.2 trillion upon project completion. Governor Mohammed Bago emphasized that these road contracts align closely with his urban renewal policy.

Hassan Baba Etsu, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Works, expressed his appreciation for the scale of these projects. He assured that the Ministry of Works selected the contractors with utmost care.

Proposed Completion Date For The Construction Of These Major Infrastructure Projects In Niger State.

The China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) is rehabilitating Minna’s township roads, with a targeted completion period of 24 months. Simultaneously, Arab Contractors are spearheading the complex endeavor of reconstructing the Bida Ring Road. They aim to accomplish this within 30 months.

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Niger State committing to these major infrastructure projects shed light on the extensive scope of work involved. For instance, the Minna project incorporates a by-pass from Pago to Garatu, covering an impressive expanse of 100,000 square kilometers. Similarly, the Bida Ring Road project will span an additional 40,000 square kilometers. These projects are expected to improve accessibility to these regions. Notably, they will generate approximately N1 trillion and N200 billion in revenue, respectively. The government plans to reinvest this revenue into further developmental initiatives.

Moreover, the governor encouraged contractors to engage with the local community, particularly the youth. He announced plans to establish a social registry for those eager to participate in these projects.

Additionally, Governor Bago unveiled plans to sign contracts for Suleja and Kontagora projects as part of the second phase. This further solidifies the state’s commitment to comprehensive development.

Both the Managing Director of CCECC, David Wang, and his counterpart at Arab Contractors, Mohammed Eledaruis, assured the government of their commitment to completing the projects within the designated timeframe. Project consultant Olatunji Ajayi commended the state government for its forward-looking approach, emphasizing the positive and far-reaching economic impact these projects will have on the state.

Notably, these contracts are anticipated to generate direct employment for 2,500 individuals and indirectly benefit an additional 12,000 people, thereby enhancing the socio-economic landscape of Niger State.