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Banditry: FG commences reconstruction work on deadly Falgore forest road, bridge




The Federal Government has commenced the reconstruction of the Kano deadly Falgore Forest Road/Bridge linking the state to Southern Nigeria.

The road, which crisscrosses the Falgore Forest of about 145 km has been a den for kidnappers, with bandits taking advantage of the bad roads and the near collapsed bridge to perpetrate their evils.

The House Leader, Alhaji Ado Alhassan Doguwa, who commended the Minister of State, Works and Housing, Alhaji Ibrahim El-Yakub, for his urgent intervention on the works, added that the timely government moves would not only save the Falgore Gada biyu Road/bridge from total collapsing, but will allow Nigerians good transportation access.

Alhaji Ado Alhassan Doguwa, said, while speaking to newsmen in Kano, that if the construction work is done, Nigerians would move freely without fear of kidnapping and other threats.

He said the Minister had promised to intervene in saving the bridge from collapsing in addition to effecting a concrete repair that could stand the test of time, adding that the Buhari administration had been consistent in responding to the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens.

Shedding more light on the project, the controller, Kano office, Engr. Yahaya Ali, stated that work has already commenced at the site and would be completed within three months of its reception.

At the flagoff of the work at Gada biyu , the House majority leader, expressed his utmost satisfaction with the commencement of the project in good time and the manner the double bridge had been expanded and the precautions taken to avoid its collapse in future.