Arrangements have been concluded by the Niger State Government to dualize the Minna-Suleja-Abuja road.
The state deputy governor, Hon. Ahmed Ibeto, disclosed this in Minna during a courtesy visit on him by the Nigeria Communications Commission.
Ibeto explained that the decision to dualise the road was to open up the state and further boost its economy.
He said the dualisation, which would be executed through public-private-partnership, was part of the vision of the Aliyu-led administration to make Niger one of the three best developed states in Nigeria by the year 2020.
According to him, the recent acquisition of state-of-the-art ambulances for distribution to accident flash points was aimed at reducing carnage on our roads.
The deputy governor said arrangement has been concluded to acquire more ambulances for distribution to the local government areas.
Ibeto reiterated the determination of the state government to partner with any organisation or individual that is ready to add value to the lives of the people.
He explained that this was why the request for a piece of land by the commission was promptly met by the state government.
The leader of the delegation, Engr. Daniel Gambo, had earlier informed the deputy governor that they were in the state to inspect the level of work done at the zonal office.
Gambo expressed dismay that despite the three hydro power stations situated in the state, people have continued to groan under darkness.
He also lamented the absence of any private electronic broadcasting station in the state.
Gambo decried the lack of maintenance culture among Nigerians and urged the government to ensure adequate security at the commission’s zonal office in state.