Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Friday commissioned nine intra-city roads constructed by his Jigawa State counterpart at the cost of N1.8 billion.
Accompanied to the occasion by the Chairman of Sokoto State Scholarship Board, Hon. Altine Shehu Kajiji, Gov. Tambuwal described his host, Gov. Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, as “prudent, transparent and accountable.”
He said the execution of the projects and so many others inherited and completed by Gov. Badaru shows that “good governance is at work here in Jigawa State.”
“I am here in Jigawa. I have seen your good works and I applaud it,” the governor said, while commissioning the road in the presence of the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi and other top government officials of the state.
Emphasizing that Jigawa is a peaceful state, he said besides their political differences himself and Gov. Badaru are not only friends but brothers whose cordial relationship has come a long way. Gov. Badaru, he said “is my friend and Jigawa is my home.”
Earlier, Gov. Badaru, who described his visitor as a “good man”, explained that the 744 Housing Estate, Sabuwar Takur and Yalwawa roads network, were part of the N53 billion roads projects he took over from his predecessor at the inception of his administration.
According to him, all the projects, including those in other sectors, whose cost are put at over N39 billion, have been completed within the span of six years.