The Sokoto State Executive Council in Nigeria has approved nearly NGN5.2bn ($34m) for construction and dualisation 60.2km of roads in the state.

Under the plan, a 9.7km Tashar Illela–Kara–Gidan Man Ada road on the western bypass as well as a 2km Garba Duba road would be reconstructed into a dual-lane road.

In addition, new roads will be built including a 24km Durbawa to Maikujera road, 25km Dogon Karfe–Ambarure–Daballi road, 14km Funare to Lokore road, 8.5km Dange to Wababe road and finally a 7km Milgoma to Bagarawa road.

Work is expected to finish in a year.