The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero has spoke to both Federal and Niger State governments to desperately fix all roads over the state saying that Niger is a center for every single northern state.
Ado-Bayero, who is the Chairman, Kano State Council of Traditional Rulers settled on the decision on Tuesday night in Bida, Niger, at a social night composed by Etsu Nupe to stamp Ado – Bayero’s authentic visit to his Emirate.
The ruler said that the call got essential as he saw that practically all the roads in the state were in wretched conditions.
He said that the urgent rehabilitation of the roads would improve living and socio-economic conditions of the people as many motorists utilised the roads to reach different destinations.
“The bad condition of the roads was hampering the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.
“Deplorable road network in Niger and across the country will continue to hamper economic growth,” he said.
According to him, Niger State served as a gateway to both the northern and southern parts of the country and as such needed durable and state of the art road network.
The Emir applauded the existing cordial relationship between Kano and Niger, saying the two states had enjoyed a cordial relationship of mutual benefit for centuries especially with respect to Bida Emirate.