Obasanjo lays foundation for N3.4bn flyover bridge in Sokoto



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday laid the foundation for the construction of N3.4 billion nine-span Runjun Sambo flyover bridge metropolis.


Obasanjo described the project as oriented that would ease and enhance economic activities the state.


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He commended Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for initiating such projects that would have immense benefits to residents and infrastructural development across the state.


The former President enjoined to support the state government its policies and cautioned them against any form of restiveness that would distract development.


his address, Tambuwal said that the project along with others were awarded to four construction firms at a cost of N10.9 billion.


He urged the to ensure quality jobs as well as completion within the stipulated period for to benefit.


infrastructure are indeed the veins through which all activities for the socioeconomic transformation of the society flow. flyover at Runjun Sambo is one such project whose time is long overdue.


” It is one of the numerous legacy projects that have lasting impact life of our and the facilitation of the development drive of our state,” Tambuwal said.


He said other projects were the construction of flyover bridge at Rijiyar Dorowa Roundabout, and the dualing  of Waziri Abbas Road.


There are also the dualing  of Maituta Road, Construction of Tashar Illela Achida Junction Road all within metropolis.


According to him, other projects drawing board includes the 342 Housing Estate, completion of 500 Gidan Salanke housing estate, the provision of infrastructure for the Sokoto New City projects and Construction of the Southern Bypass.


He said his administration placed importance projects aimed at transforming the state as a well as key into development efforts line with 21st century.


The Commissioner for Land and Housing, Aminu Bala-Bodinga, applauded Obasanjo for accepting to lay the foundation for the project, adding that the flyover bridge has 24 months completion period. (NAN)