By Sidi A. Umar
Sokoto state Governor, Barr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has appealed to the federal government to hand over federal roads in the country to the state governments for effective management.
The governor who made the appeal when he received the Senate Committee on Works led by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya, at the Government House, said Sokoto state government would continue to work with stakeholders to ensure that infrastructure development was given utmost attention.
“There is the need for the federal government hand over the roads to states because states governments are closer to the people and we have more efficient methods of supervision. If this is done, it will go a long way in ensuring that the vast majority of major roads and highways in the country are well maintained,” he said. In his remarks, Senator Gaya said they were in the state for the conduct of their oversight functions, and commended Tambuwal’s efforts, especially in the area of infrastructure development.
Gaya assured that the committee would facilitate the reimbursement of the funds used by the state government in construction federal roads. He particularly thanked the governor for his commitment to see to the completion of the Sokoto-Jega-Yauri -Kontagora road which is currently under construction