Kano Approves N8.6b for Fertiliser Supply, Palace Repair, Other Projects

 The Kano State Executive Council (SEC), chaired by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, has approved award of contracts for various projects totaling N8.6 billion in the state.

The projects include procurement of fertiliser for this year’s farming season, the construction of a Post Midwifery Institute, reconstruction of defective walls and fences at the Nassarawa Emir’s Palace, rehabilitation of water supply infrastructure at the Government House, and pipeline extension to Kwanar Yan Shana and Unguwar Rimi communities.

Other projects approved include the procurement of essential drugs and welcome packs for newborns, repair of old water pipelines at Dambatta LGA, construction of hand pump boreholes, and completion of the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Madobi LGA.

This is contained in a statement shared by senior special assistant to the governor on social media, Salisu Yahaya Hotoro shortly after the SEC meeting Saturday evening.

The statement listed “The procurement of fertilizer by the 44 Local Government Councils to enhance food security and agricultural productivity during the 2024 raining season at the cost of 5,073,840,000.

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“Revocation and Re-award of contract for the construction of Post Midwifery Institute at Gezawa Local Government Area at the sum of 770,858,450.39.

“Reconstruction and Renovation of Defective Wall/Fence and Surroundings at Nassarawa Emir’s Palace at the sum of 99,928,541.63.

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“Rehabilitation of water supply infrastructure at government house at the sum of 126,987,787.

“Pipeline extension to Kwanar Yan Shana and Unguwar Rimi communities at the sum of 116,000,000.

“Release of funds for the procurement of essentials drugs and welcome packs for newborns, free maternal, neonatal, child health and free accidental and emergency commodity for January to March, 2024 at the sum of 165,000,000.

– Construction of 138No. new hand pump boreholes under the second phase of PEWASH programme State Matching Project at some local government areas at the sum of 193,000,000.

“Construction of Magistrate courts complex at the premises of Gidan Murtala at the sum of 259,143,824.08.

“Renovation & Upgrading of D-ward for the establishment of sickle cell unit at Murtala Muhd Specialist Hospital, Kano at the sum of 81,621,546.76.

“Renovation/Construction and Conversion works at former offices of KASUBA, Policy Strategy and Implementation Directorate behind coronation Hall at the sum of 99,869,599.46.

“Purchase of 4No. Fairly used Toyota Hilux and 10no. Motorcycles for official use by the Federal Fire Service Kano Command and Joint Task Force on curtailing Kidnapping and other banditry activities in the state at the sum of 163,632,500.

“Purchase of Operational Vehicles to enable the State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) execute its planned revenue generation drive at the cost of 241,927,868.06.

The council also approved the sum of 447,621,640.79 for payment of excess workload allowances to state-owned universities, construction of a magistrate court complex at Gidan Murtala costs the sum of 196,853,158.99.

Kano Approves N8.6b for Fertiliser Supply, Palace Repair, Other Projects


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