…Insists on quality work
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
The meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held recently through his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari along side other governors to include Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State at the Theatre hall of Kaduna State University in Kaduna has generated a lot of concern on the rehabilitation of Kano-Zaria-Kaduna-Abuja dual carriageway.
Apart from Governor Ganduje, other critical stakeholders present at the event were Ministers of Works and Finance, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmad respectively where they gave update on the project.
The President disclosed that out of his concern, he mandated for a monthly meeting of some selected cabinet members, who review some selected federal projects that are critical to national development.
The meeting that brought together states that have direct link with the Kano-Zaria-Kaduna-Abuja Expressway was a brainchild of the Presidential initiative.
After assuring all stakeholders that the Federal Government was committed to finishing the all-important project, he corroborated with the submission of Governor Ganduje on ensuring the quality of the work.
Speaking, Governor Ganduje insisted that while calling on the immediate completion of the project, as amplified by many people during the meeting, he said: “People should also insist on quality work.”
“Completing the project on time is one thing and the quality of the work is another thing.
“So people or stakeholders should at the same time see reason in demanding for quality work. Because if a project is not done properly well with quality, it won’t take many years intact,” he observed.
Ganduje appreciated that President Buhari had sent that powerful delegation to see to the level of progress of the project.
He added that: “This shows how dear we are to his heart. We are using this platform to thank our President through his Chief of Staff.”
As a former Commissioner of Works in Kano, during the military regime, Governor Ganduje gave some technical explanations to the meeting about road construction and rehabilitation.
While appreciating the pace of the work from Kano end recently, he commended the new initiative of the Presidency which allows for a monthly meeting to review federal projects across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.