He commended Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for initiating such projects that would have immense benefits to residents and infrastructural development across the state.
In his address, Tambuwal said that the project along with others were awarded to four construction firms at a cost of N10.9 billion.
” Transportation infrastructure are indeed the veins through which all activities for the socioeconomic transformation of the society flow. This flyover at Runjun Sambo is one such project whose time is long overdue.
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 Sokoto metropolis.
According to him, other projects on the 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.
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)