Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has accused his predecessor, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso, of leaving a liability of N54.4billion for the five kilometres road projects across the 44 LGAs of the state.
Ganduje made this known in a statement on Sunday by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
He said the state Executive Council had received the report of the “Technical Committee to assess the 5 km road projects all of which were awarded by the previous administration under the defunct Ministry of Land and Physical Planning with the state Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) as supervising agency.”
According to Garba, the committee visited 39 local governments where its detailed report indicated awarded contract sum for the projects, present site conditions, value of executed works, amount certified and amount released for the projects.
He said 5km projects in three local governments were revoked and rewarded due to non-performance in Warawa, Ungogo and Dawakin Tofa, while some portions of the projects in Tsanyawa and Bichi along Kano-Katsina road were released to the federal ministry of works and housing based on request from the federal government.
The commissioner said three other projects in Rimin Gado, Karaye and Bunkure local government that fall within main arterial highway were expunged from the main project and re-awarded separately for execution, while metropolitan local governments of Dala, Nassarawa, Gwale, Municipal and Tarauni were allotted various projects within the municipality as 5km projects.