By: Abdullahi Faruk, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr. Nasir Idris, has vows to complete the abandoned State Secretariat Project at Gwadangwaji, Birnin Kebbi.
The project was awarded during the Dakingari administration in 2012 and the contract for its completion was reawarded by the immediate past Governor of the state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, but the work was abondoned by the contractor.
The governor made the vows on 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 if am elected as governor of the state, am going to complete the Secretariat.
“That is why we come to see things by ourselves 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 that the state government cannot in anyway shunned.
“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 by the former Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Saidu Nasamu Dakingari who served as the Director-General of Kebbi State APC campaign Council and Alhaji Abubakar Gari Malam , deputy director general of the campaign Council.
On arrival at the Secretariat complex, the governor and his entourage were received by the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafidan Yauri, the Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barrister Attahiru Maccido , some Government officials and engineers of Rockwell Construction company handling the project.