The Kano State Government has demolished the multi-million Naira Government House roundabout over security reasons.
The historic multi-million naira roundabout was remodelled and renovated by the immediate past administration of Abdullahi Ganduje at the cost of N160 million in 2017.
This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Bature Dawakin-Tofa, the Press Secretary to Governor Abba Yusuf, on Wednesday in Kano.
The statement explained that prior to the exercise, the government had consulted professional engineers in the relevant fields who ascertained that the roundabout construction was substandard and could collapse between 2023 and 2024.
The engineers had certified that the project was constructed with used foam work and too many sandy materials instead of the normal cement concrete, it stated.
“Also, the structure is too tall to be placed in front of the government house as it defaces its main gate, which blocks the view for security surveillance.
“Additionally, it poses traffic challenges around the area because of its size, blocking the view of drivers accessing all routes linked through the roundabout.
“The government wishes to make it clear that it became very necessary to take down the structure for the purposes of immediate reconstruction and downsizing to ensure visibility of the government house entrance and safety of motorists,”