The Bauchi State Government has commenced landmark development of Bauchi City Centre at the old Bauchi Airport site, a project first conceived 45 years ago and an essential part of the Bauchi town Master plan prepared in 1976.
State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Professor Adamu Ahmed, disclosed this when fielding questions from our correspondent over plans of the State Government to reclaim city centre, 45 years after the master plan was approved.
He explained that under a land swap arrangement, KK Kingdom Nigeria Limited will invest N4.5 billion in the first instance, to deliver top class serviced plots on 81 Hectares of prime land and a 2.8 km dual carriageway, part of the inner southern bye-pass corridor, in exchange for right over a percentage of serviced plots.
Professor Ahmed said that at the flag off ceremony performed by Governor of Bayelsa State, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, reiterated his commitment to the upgrade of essential infrastructure, through urban renewal to prepare the State for sustainable growth and development.
The Bala Mohammed-led administration is implementing an ambitious urban renewal programme with five major new township roads already completed and seven under construction, including the dualisation of four approach roads into the capital city, and a new residential district of 1,500 housing units.