The execution of numerous capital projects across the state which will be funded by the release of N7 billion, as approved by the Kano State Government.
Malam Halilu Dantiye, the state's commissioner for information, revealed this on Thursday while speaking to reporters about the outcomes of the two most recent weekly Executive Council meetings in Kano.
In order to address pressing public infrastructural and social service needs, Dantiye said that the funding and projects were agreed upon during the second and third council meetings.
He explained that the Ministry of Works and Housing received approval for more than N1.6 billion to finish building the new office for the Research and Documentation Directorate at Government House.
The construction of covered sewage along the Jakara-Kwarin Gogau River, the purchase of reasonably used excavators and low beds for the Kano Urban Development Authority (KNUPDA), the purchase of refuse collection equipment for the Refuse Management and Sanitation Board, and the maintenance of 11 chosen metropolitan roads are additional projects.
In a similar vein, N779 million was approved for the Ministry of Water Resources to pay the electricity bills for the water treatment plants for three months, to purchase 600 metric tons of aluminium sulphate for use in the treatment plants, to supply chemicals, and to conduct routine maintenance and technical services on the treatment plants, the commissioner continued. According to Dantiye, the Ministry of Transportation has been permitted to spend more than N37 million to fix KAROTA vehicles that have been grounded, restore their functioning, and renovate the state Driving Institute on the Zaria Road.
The commissioner further revealed that Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) received over N658 million in operations funds, while the Ministry of Environment received authority to conduct annual drainage clearance for N5 million.
He claimed that the Ministry of Land received approval to carry out the project to widen the Zaria road and that the Ministry of Science and Technology received N4.2 million to develop and implement its Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.