**Kachia Has Never Had It This Good*
Kaduna, North West, Nigeria. …….The Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir el-Rufai is transforming Kachia into an urban area with the projects being executed in the area.
Second Class traditional ruler in Kachia Local Government Area, Agwom Adara, Maiwada Galadima stated this when a team of journalists touring projects being executed by the Kaduna State Government paid him a courtesy call when they visited his domain on Thursday.
“You can see our roads in Kachia, we are becoming an urban area in Kachia. Our hospitals and schools are being transformed.
“If a group comes to inspect such project, I want to appreciate the initiative. I also want to commend the present government. We have great improvement,” he said.
He commended the journalists for deeming it fit to visit him, while charging them to always remain objectives in their reports.
“I want to appreciate your initiative of identifying with the traditional institution, that is why you are here.
“I want to say based on your profession, we have confidence in journalists, if reports are distorted, we won’t know the truth.
“Maybe some of you, this is your first time, I wish you a peaceful stay. Engineer will take you round.
Earlier, Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Council, Dauda Idris Doka who led the team, told him that coming to Kachia was a blessing because since the tour commenced, the team had not been granted audience by any traditional ruler.
He said the tour was to a inspect projects being executed by the present Government led by Governor Nasir el-Rufai.
He praised the Agwom Adara for his humility and prayed for God to give him wisdom to continue to reign peacefully.
Explaining the nature of the project, Surveyor Marcus Salleh, Project Coordinator of Farmtrac Nigeria Ltd, said that his company which is into civil works, highway, agricultural projects said that they were awarded 10km project Kachia township roads.
“We are also handling10km in Sanga. It is not completely township, bypass 6km and township 4km. All the projects are surface dressed.
He explained that the new concept of retainership, is what they are working with, except for Laduga.
” We were added 19km of link roads in Laduga,” he said.
He disclosed that in Kafanchan, they are constructing 15km township roads.
On time frame for completion, he said that the onset of the rainy season, and compensation for buildings that would be demolished is slowing them down.
“There are other contractors still handling more projects in other parts of Southern Kaduna,” he added