Why Government House Roundabout was demolished – Kano Government

The Kano State government has provided explanations for why the Government House Roundabout was demolished on Tuesday night, claiming that doing so was in the best interests of the general welfare.

Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

The government engaged qualified engineers in the relevant sectors before the exercise, and they determined that the roundabout structure was subpar and had a propensity to collapse by 2023 and 2024.

“This is because utilized foam work and an excessive amount of sand are employed in place of standard cement concrete.

Additionally, the building is too tall to be situated in front of the Government House since it obstructs the view of the building’s main gate, which is used for security surveillance.

Additionally, because to its size, it creates traffic problems in the surrounding area by obstructing drivers’ views of all routes that are connected by the circle.

According to the statement, “The government wishes to make it clear that it became very necessary to demolish the structure for the purposes of immediate reconstruction and downsizing to ensure visibility of the Government House entrance and safety of motorists.”

Remember that the iconic multi-million naira roundabout was updated and renovated in 2017 at a cost of N160 million by the previous administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The building was built to act as a state memorial for the celebration of Kano’s 50th anniversary as a state.

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