Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has flagged off “Operation Zero Potholes” in Minna the state capital and it will cover major cities in the state.
It is part of the major projects embarked upon by the new administration aimed at improving urban infrastructures in the state.
The project is part of the series lined up to be accomplished by the state government within the first 100 days in office.
The project was flagged off along Mandela road on the outskirt of Minna, the state capital.
The governor while flagging off the project described most of the major roads in the urban centres as very appauling which he said require the immediate attention of the state government adding that the same gesture be extended to the rural areas.
“Operation Zero Potholes within 100 days is the beginning of an effort to keep our roads free of potholes. We are starting with the urban centres and very soon we shall cover the rural areas too. This is to ensure protection of lives and property,” the governor stated.
He said that the project will essentially make use of cold asphalt technology, which is being manufactured within the state.
Earlier the manufacturer of the cold asphalt and one time Minister of Sports, Engineer Sani Ndanusa said the cold asphalt technology is a globally accepted and faster approach to road maintenance.
According to Ndanusa, the technology is a new innovation in construction and an improvement on the bitumen asphalt and assured the government that the product will be available always to enhance the quality of road construction in the state.