To reduce the transportation challenges for commuters plying the Sokoto and Zamfara route, governors of both states have completed the repairs of the 214 km Sokoto-Gusau federal highway at the cost of N100 million.
“The two states combined resources to fix the road as it is the main link between their capitals and other parts of the country. It is one of the most important roads in the North West because it connects to other routes leading to neighbouring Niger Republic,” a statement by Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State disclosed.
He said Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara shouldered the responsibility for fixing the Gusau -Tureta portion of the road while Tambuwal’s government provided funds for the fixing of the route between Tureta and Sokoto town.
“The important thing is to achieve zero porthole on the crucial route and this has been achieved. The effort has enhanced safety of vehicles and commuters,” Imam stated.
He added:”It has also improved movement of goods especially agricultural products because it is a major agric zone in the federation.”
The media aide said a submission would be made to the federal government for refund since the highway belongs to it.