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President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the 132 kilometer Section 2, Kano-Maiduguri Road, Shuwarin – Azere with spur Dutse – Kwanar- Huguma, linking Jigawa and Bauchi States.

The Shuwarin – Azare road contract was awarded on September 13th, 2006 at the sum of 35.8 billion naira with completion period of 40 months but later reviewed to 65.3 billion naira to cater for the 30.5 kilometer extension Dutse – Kwanar Huguma,  provision of new Jersey concrete barrier and 4-way cable ducts.

The project commenced on October 12th, 2006 and expected to be completed on February 10th, 2010 but later extended to 21st June, 2021.

Buhari, represented by Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said the administration’s commitments to provide infrastructure and ensure ease of doing business was what informed about the completion of all uncomplated as well as the new projects.

Buhari, therefore, urged road users to avoid abusing the facility, especially motorists who are in the habit of overloading their vehicles and trucks as well as those who are converting the road shoulders to permanent packing places. In his remarks, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, said that the ministry had within a couple of weeks have handed over roads connecting 10 states of the federation