Kaduna’s Uba Sani moves to solve poverty in rural areas

Uba Sani, governor of Kaduna State, in northern Nigeria, has cited the dearth of “infrastructure in rural areas, especially roads” as the major reason for the current “unacceptable poverty in our state.”

As a solution, Sani commissioned for construction three roads across four local government areas of the state. One of the roads is the 13km access road connecting Turawa to Dinya through Da’a and Kadage in Soba Local Government.

Another is the 6km road that is meant to connect Rafin Guza, Hayin Naiya, and Malalin Gabas. The third one is a-21km road connecting Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government to Wusar and to Gwaraji in Igabi Local Government.

Speaking during the commissioning, Governor Sani said that previous administrations isolated rural dwellers from those who received governmental services.

“Our administration has identified poverty reduction in rural areas as key to unlocking the enormous potential of Kaduna State.

“ We have therefore committed ourselves to promoting integrated and comprehensive accelerated rural development for economic and sustainable growth,” he said.

The governor added that the roads would “ease traffic congestion, reduce post-harvest losses incurred by farmers.”

The roads will “also provide employment opportunities for skilled, semi skilled and unskilled labour during the construction period,” he said.


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