Concerned about improving farmers productivity in Kebbi and Sokoto States, the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program phase one (ATASP 1), through its Kebbi- Sokoto Zone is set to further construct 61.9km Lateritic and 5.803km double coat surface dress roads.
ATASP 1 Zonal Project Coordinator (ZPC) of the the Kebbi-Sokoto zone, Dr. Aliyu Abubakar gave the statement yesterday during his address in the bid opening event held in Birnin Kebbi.
The project which is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will see to the construction of rural feeder roads in Giron Masa – Nasarawa, Dugu Tsoho – Tsamiya, Ngaski-Wawu roads in Yauri emirate of Kebbi.
According to the Project Coordinator, Kaoje-Buya, Sabuwar Tunga Clinic, Kamba-Tukurwa, Goron Yamma-Kamba, Argungu-Dankwalle, Fakon Sarki-Bayong roads in Argungu/Gwandu emirates of Kebbi and Kware-Marbawa, Yar Barabe-Kangara Masu, Hamma’ali Clinic roads of Sokoto state are also to be constructed.
During the bidding exercise, the National Program Coordinator (NPC) Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Arabi represented by Eng. Usman Abdullahi T/Wada assured all the bidders of strict adherence to the rules and procedure of AfDB adding that the project wass highly committed to transparency, due process and accountability in the bidding process.
The bid opening event was sequelled to an invitation for bids published in the July 30th edition of Daily Trust national newspaper.
While expressing satisfaction to ATASP 1 for implementing their social infrastructural components, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, represented by Muhammad Lawal Shehu called for transparency in the bidding process.
Bidders at the event include constructing firms like: Kawa Agaro, StarDust, Forest Engineers, Diamond global, Peak Interbiz, Ajulo Jab, Dasma, QL Teknik, Asasko Construction limited amongst others.