The Sokoto state government has announced that it will spend the astonishing sum of N772million on building a new concrete fence.
Commissioner for Information, Malam Danladi Bako disclosed this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council meeting.
He said the approval for the new perimeter fence at the government house was necessitated for security and other reasons.
The commissioner noted that the present fence is too low and that it has suffered a lot of degradation for close to 30 years of its construction.
Bako asserted that it required renovation, adding the whole wall right from all the perimeter of government house is going to all come down and replaced by recast walls.
He said the work would include “increase in the height of the concrete walls and expansion to include the new buildings that were acquired by government and to replace a lot of all the damage parts.”
The commissioner added that it would also include the provision of two high quality furnished car parks on each side of the main entrance to the government house in the construction period is four months.