Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr. Nasir Idris has promised to complete the ongoing State Secretariat Project at Gwadangwaji, Birnin Kebbi.
The project was awarded during the Dakingari administration in 2012 and the contract for its completion was rewarded by the immediate past Governor of the state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, but the work was abandoned by the contractor.
The governor made the promise on Saturday when he inspected the project as part of efforts to urgently complete it as he pledged during the gubernatorial campaign period prior to his election as the governor of Kebbi State.
He said: “It is part of the projects I have inherited and I have assured the Kebbi State workers through the Head of Service that when I assume office I am going to complete the secretariat project.
“That is why I come to see things by myself so that we will sit down with the Ministry of Works and the Office of the HoS to see how best we will agree with the contractor to come back to the site.”
The governor said that the project was very important and that the state government cannot in any way toy with it.
“Therefore, I am assuring the workers that we have inspected the project and we are going to complete it,” he added.
The Governor was accompanied on the inspection visit by the former Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari, and Cos, HoS, SSG, some Government officials, and engineers of Rockwell Construction Company handling the project among others.