Kano to spend over N3.8bn on new public infrastructure

Acheme Jack, Kano

Kano state government has approved the sum of N3.8bn for new infrastructural projects across the state.

The total sum of 45 percent was sourced from Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.

The state Commissioner of Information, Youth and Culture, Mr Muhammad Garba while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Council’s weekly meeting presided over by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said that ‘’the sum of N870 million was specifically set aside for reconstruction of six new access roads in some rural parts of the state.’’

The roads include Takai – Albasu (12.5 Km), Dawakin Tofa – Bichi (8.5 Km) and Garun Malam – Agalawa (11.2Km). Others are Bebeji – Zarewa (7.8 Km) Makoda – Maitsidau -Tsangaya (8.9Km) and Gezawa – Jogana – Nahuce (7.5 Km).

The commissioner also explained that “the council consented to award Kofar Dan Agundi to Emir’s Palace road reconstruction in Kano city at N239 million,” pointing out that the road was proposed for renovation about 23 years ago but was aborted.

“Similarly, the council authorized construction of Dungurawa to Dawakin Tofa road at the cost of N615 million while Ungogo to Minjibir road was awarded at the cost of N350 million”, the Commissioner stated.

Mr Garba disclosed that N280 million was set aside by the council for the enrolment of 100 males and 50 females into Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), Training Centre, Kaduna, maintaining that the first batch of 100 youths trained at the centre would benefit from the equipment used as well as being given take off capital in the sum of N16 million.’’

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