Kano State Government has allocated the total sum of N1.5 billion for rehabilitation and maintenance of roads through-out the state in the 2021 fiscal year.
This disclosure was made by the Managing Director, Kano Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Alhaji Idris Wada during the budget defense of his parastatals, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria.
The maintenance and rehabilitation in the coming year became imperative owing to the bad condition of some of the roads in the city.
What they are saying: Idris said: “These roads are in a bad condition because most of the people dump refuse in drainages and during rainy season, this causes a lot of flooding in some areas. . . When the drainage channels are blocked during heavy rains, the water may not have the right ways to pass, therefore flood to the streets. . .
Due to the continued flooding, it causes serious damage to our roads here, within the metropolitan areas; therefore, we have to make necessary repairs to make the roads convenient for the users.”
Wada appealed to residents to avoid dumping refuse in drainages so as to prevent the continued flooding and spread of diseases.
“Heavy trailers and trucks also contributed to the dilapidated roads in the city because there are areas we ordered them not to park or pass through.
“But they failed to abide by the order; hence, we collaborated with the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) to take necessary action against the defaulters,” Wada said.