Kano State Executive Council has approved the sum of N7 billion for the execution of various projects across the state to enable the people to feel the impacts of democratic dividends.
Disclosing while addressing pressmen, the state commissioner for Information, Malam Halilu Dantiye, on the outcome of the two recent weekly Executive Council meetings in Kano, said the funds and projects were approved during the second and third meetings of the council members to address urgent public infrastructural and social services needs across the state.
According to him, “over N1.6 billion was approved for the Ministry of Works and Housing to complete the construction of the new office for the research and documentation directorate at Government House.
“Other projects are the construction of covered sewage along the Jakara-Kwarin Gogau river, procurement of fairly used excavators and low beds for the Kano Urban Development Authority (KNUPDA), refuse collection equipment for refuse management and sanitation board, and maintenance of 11 selected metropolitan roads.
Dantiye added that “the sum of N779 million was approved for the Ministry of Water Resources to settle three months of water treatment plants’ electricity bills, procurement of 600 metric tons of Aluminium Sulphate for use at the treatment plants, supply of chemicals, and routine maintenance and technical services of the treatment plants.
“The Ministry of Transportation received approval to expend over N37 million to repair KAROTA grounded vehicles, revive its operation and renovation of the state Driving Institute along Zaria road.
“The Ministry of Environment was granted approval to undertake annual drainage clearance at the cost of N5 million, while Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) received over N658 million as operational funds.
“The Ministry of Land was given approval for the execution of the expansion of the Zaria road project, while the Ministry of Science and Technology was given N4.2 million to create and formulate Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.
“Other decisions taken included the constitution of a 5-member committee to review the report received on addressing the challenges being faced by the state Pension Fund Trustees in the implementation of contributory pension scheme under the commissioner for Agriculture,” Dantiye added.
He further stated that the council constituted a committee to figure out the actual number of abandoned and ongoing constituency projects across the state.