By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Tuesday appealed to the federal government to hand over federal roads in the country to the state governments for effective management so as to ensure long term viability.
Tambuwal made the plea when he received the Senate Committee on Works led by its Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya, at the Government House, Sokoto.
The governor, who stressed the need for the federal government to hand over the roads to states for adequate maintenance, added: “There is the need for the federal government handover the roads to states because state governments are closer to the people.
“We have more efficient methods of supervision. If this is done, it will go a long way in ensuring that the vast majority of major roads and highways in the country are well maintained.â€
Tambuwal said the Sokoto State government will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that the infrastructural development of Nigeria is given utmost attention.