The Kano State Government has demolished the Government House Roundabout, a multi-million naira structure that was built in 2017. The government has cited safety and security concerns as the reason for the demolition.
The roundabout was built by the previous administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. It was a large, circular structure with a fountain in the center. The structure was made of concrete and steel.
The government says that the roundabout was substandard and posed a safety risk. The government says that the structure was made with used foam work and too many sandy materials instead of the normal cement concrete. This made the structure weak and unstable. The government also says that the structure was too tall and blocked the view of security personnel at the Government House.
The government has also said that the roundabout posed a traffic hazard. The structure was large and blocked the view of drivers accessing all routes linked through the roundabout. This caused traffic congestion and accidents.
The demolition of the Government House Roundabout has been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised the government for taking action to improve safety and security. Others have criticized the government for demolishing a valuable asset.
The demolition of the Government House Roundabout is a reminder of the challenges that governments face in balancing the need for development with the need for safety and security. It is also a reminder of the importance of public consultation in decision-making.
Here are some additional details about the demolition:
- The demolition was carried out on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
- The demolition was carried out by the Kano State Task Force on Demolition.
- The demolition was supervised by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.
- The demolition was met with protests from some residents.
- The government has said that it will rebuild the roundabout in a more secure and safe manner.