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Kano govt okays N40 billion for road, health projects

The Kano State Government has allocated more than N40 billion for road infrastructure and as well as health-related projects within the state.

This information was conveyed in a statement signed by Baba Halilu-Dantiye, Kano’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Tuesday.

He said that during its eighth session, the State Executive Council (SEC) approved the release of funds to advance project implementation.

Notably, the council authorized N15.974 billion for the state Ministry of Works and Housing to undertake the construction of the Dan Agundi interchange underpass and flyover, along with N14.455 billion for the construction of the Tal’udu Interchange flyover.

Furthermore, the Commissioner confirmed the allocation of N3.360 billion to the ministry to facilitate an upward revision of rates for the construction of a covered sewage conduit/road along the Jakara-Kwarin Gogau River.

“The sum of N1,579,755,966 has been approved for the construction of Kofar Waika – Unguwar Dabai – Yan Kuje Western bypass road in Gwale Local Government Area,

According to the Commissioner, N420 million was also approved for the rehabilitation of metropolitan streets and traffic lights. The SEC also sanctioned N200 million to clear outstanding payments for the Kwanar Kwankwaso road rehabilitation in Madobi LGA and N107.6 million for renovations at the Reformatory Institute Kiru.

Speaking further, the Commissioner said the Council gave its approval for N53.6 million to be allocated to the Ministry of Health. This funding is intended for the procurement of commodities and medications to support free Accident and Emergency, Maternal, and Child Care services in public health facilities.

According to him, this move aims to promote the availability of medical supplies for the provision of free healthcare services throughout October 2023.

Additionally, he mentioned that the SEC approved N56.7 million to the Ministry of Higher Education for the restoration of a fire-damaged theatre at Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies.