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June 25, 2024
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KNSG Reconstructs Collapsed Gwarzo Bridge

…Sends delegation to assess reconstruction progress

In response to the recent collapse of the historic Kwakwaci bridge in Gwarzo Local Government Area (LGA) due to heavy rainfall, Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has taken proactive measures to initiate its reconstruction.

The bridge, a vital transportation route with a legacy spanning over seven decades, is currently undergoing reconstruction under the diligent supervision of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA).

A delegation, led by the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, visited the reconstruction site to assess progress and reassure residents of the state government’s commitment to the project.

Represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, Comr. Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo conveyed Governor Yusuf’s pledge to utilize top-quality materials, ensuring the bridge’s longevity and dependability against any future challenges.

 

Receiving the delegation at the reconstruction site, Alhaji Zubairu, Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Gwarzo LGA, lamented the previous administration’s neglect of the bridge’s deterioration signs, despite its significance.

He urged the State Government to oversee the reconstruction process closely, ensuring adherence to high-quality construction standards.

Speaking on behalf of the residents, Alhaji Musa Garba Gwarzo, a respected elder in the town, emphasized the bridge’s pivotal role as a major entry point from all directions into Gwarzo.

He expressed gratitude towards Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and Deputy Governor Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo for their prompt intervention and commitment to the Kwakwaci bridge’s restoration.

Another resident, Salihu Senior, appreciated Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf for his timely response to the situation and implored the engineers to enhance the bridge’s width on the western side by 10 percent.

This alteration, he believed, would mitigate flooding concerns that currently plague his fellow residents during heavy rainfalls.

In response to the residents’ requests, the Deputy Governor assured them that their concerns would be communicated to the Governor for consideration.

He also confirmed that the state government was dedicated to completing the bridge reconstruction before the end of the upcoming month of September, thus reinvigorating activities that had been halted due to the bridge’s collapse.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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