Niger State Government has approved the dualization of 2.4km Tunga-Round-About to Imani Hospital Road junction at the cost of over N1.2b.
In a statement issued by Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Bello, said the decision was made known during post-Executive Council Briefing held at Government House Minna.
The commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ibrahim Mohammed Panti, explained that council agreed that the contract for the project will be awarded immediately and would be completed within 18 dry months to reduce the heavy traffic being witnessed on the road.
The council while noting that roads and provision of electricity play vital roles in the standard of living of the people also decided that some other six roads be approved for construction in addition to the ongoing construction projects ongoing in Kontagora.
The council also noted that the role of infrastructure is compelling which is the reason the present administration is poised to deliver on infrastructure to the people.
Journalists were informed of some of the resolutions reached, during the council meeting, council directed Ministry of Commerce and Investment to set up a committee that will checkmate the activities of microfinance banks in the State for effectiveness and efficiency.
Ministry of Investment also presented a memo proposing for investment attraction with a Canadian trade development partner, as well as approved the review of procurement advertisement under open competitive bidding in the state.
This council means, that any contract under any ministry has to go through procurement processes.
Council then constituted a committee for the smooth and effective running of the government and the committee is expected to come up with a robust strategic plan for the state agricultural sector.
The committee has the Secretary to the State government, Alh. Ahmed Ibrahim Matane as the Chairman while Commissioners of Agriculture, Investment and Planing are to serve as members.