Minister of Works, Mr David Umahi, has hailed Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, over the government’s ongoing urban renewal projects.
“I commend you on the positive impact of your consistent efforts in the urban renewal projects that have transformed Zamfara in just nine months,” Umahi told the Governor on Friday.
The Minister was in Zamfara on a working visit where he inspected ongoing federal road projects that cover a total distance of 277.305 kilometres, starting from Zaria- Sheme, Sheme-Gusau and Gusau-Mafara, according to a statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris.

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According to the Minister, “Your Excellency, we are here on the directives of the President to inspect ongoing road projects and convey his greetings to you.
“The President is committed to completing all ongoing projects, including the dualisation of federal roads, not only in Zamfara but across the country.
“I commend you on the positive impact of your consistent efforts in the urban renewal projects that have transformed Zamfara in just nine months.”
In his response, Lawal said, “I want to express my gratitude for your kind words. “As a responsible government, we are working hard to change the negative narrative of Zamfara State.
“In the past, whenever you heard about Zamfara State, it was always negative but now, we are trying to rescue and rebuild the state.
“I also want to sincerely thank the President for his outstanding efforts executing key federal projects. We will continue to support his good policies.
A former Governor of Sokoto State and Chairman, Senate Committee on Housing, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, was part of the Minister’s entourage.