By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday says transportation infrastructure remain the most vital of all aspects of successful human endeavour in any economy.
Obasanjo made the remark when he laid the ground breaking foundation stone of the over N3.4bn Runjin Sambo nine span flyover project contracted to CCECC Limited by the Sokoto state government .
According to him, the project would enhance activities,wellbeing and welfare the the people of Sokoto state and Nigeria.
He commended Governor Tambuwal for the visionary step towards result oriented plan which manifested in the 3 flyovers being executed by his administration.
” You have taken transporation infrastructure very seriously by awarding the job to a serious construction firm with track record of performance which has to be done properly, cost effectively and on time.
” It will surely ease movement and transportation in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state. I sincerely commend your efforts and those of your collaborators who supported the course”, Obasanjo stated.
Speaking , Governor Aminu Tambuwal said transportation was critical to the development of the state with lasting impact to the transformation drive for the people of the state.
The governor disclosed that he state government had spent well very N10.9bn on similar projects as found the metropolis when include: flyover bridges, Waziri Abbas , Maituta , Tashan Illela to Achida junction roads respectively.
Tambuwal said all the efforts were tailored at transforming the state to a modern city .
” We want to ensure the sustenance of such projects .”
The governor further appreciated he former President for accepting to honour the people invitation to lay the foundation stone .
Meanwhile, Obasanjo on arrival in Sokoto , paid homage o he Sultan of Sokoto , Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar in his palace before the event.