The Katsina State Government said on Friday that it would spend N150 million to install traffic lights in four local government areas of the state.
The General Manager, Katsina State Road Maintenance Agency, Alhaji Jamilu Hassan, told newsmen in Katsina that the benefiting councils were Daura, Dutsinma, Funtua and Malumfashi.
He said that the agency had identified 10 points where the facilities would be mounted.
According to him, each point would cost the government N15 million, adding that the work would be handled by a Kaduna-based indigenous firm, Inter-project.
The manager explained that the project would help to reduce traffic jams in the major cities of the state and improve socio-economic activities in the areas.
Hassan said the agency had replaced street light cables removed by vandals in Katsina metropolis.
He added that the agency had fixed street lights in some of the major towns of the state, to beautify them and enhance business activities.
Lamenting the high rate of vandalism of street light cables in the state, the manager urged the public to protect public property in their areas.
Hassan said the government rehabilitated a number of urban roads, to improve transportation and business across the state.