Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano says his administration has earmarked N9 billion to construct a three-level interchange road project, and it will be named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ganduje disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents after presenting the road project prototype to Buhari during a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He expressed optimism that the road project, which he described as the only one of its kind in Africa, would ease traffic congestion in the Kano metropolis.
I commissioned a group of engineers who visited all the world capitals, the most important one, and came up with a design.
So this design is one of the world’s most interesting designs, interchange design in Kano state now when completed.
The governor added:
So, it’s not an issue of Nigeria or issue of Africa. I beat my chest to tell you that it’s a blend of interchanges from different parts of the world in order to ease traffic.
Kano is a megacity, because of the security situation many people are coming into Kano now. Traffic is increasing; buildings are increasing because people from the North-East. People from even North-West are coming to settle in Kano, so the volume of traffic is increasing.
He revealed that his administration had to review the Kano master plan to accommodate current realities.
We revised the master plan of Kano state and all those areas where we have ‘hold-ups.’
We either build underpass or we build a bridge, and now we have resorted to putting the three together in one place: that is flyover, bridge, and underpass, all at one point so that there’ll not be any traffic jam.