Kano State Government has awarded a contract worth about N1 billion for the dualisation of Airport-Ashton road, which extends to Hajj Camp in Kano metropolis.
The state Commissioner for Information, Dr. Umar Farouk Jibril, said the State Executive Council (SEC) also approved N855, 383,384 for the construction of the Senate Building at North-west University, Kano, Ribadu and Isa Kaita roads at the cost of about N358.4 million, while work would resume at the abandoned Mandawari-Kwanar Goda road at the cost of N185,479,129.
Fielding questions from journalists yesterday at the Government House, Jibril said other projects approved by the council include streetlights along Gwagwarwa Brigade and Tudun Murtala, Marhaba - Ado Gwaram Street and Gwale Police station-Veterinary Clinic-Kwanar Diso-Chiranchi-Tudn Wazirchi junction, including Gidan Wambai Loop at the sum of N126, 484,387.
The commissioner asserted that the council also consented to release N488,487,500 for the training exercise to be conducted for 10,000 butchers as part of the state government's effort to strengthen the capacity of local entrepreneurs for enhanced economic activities in the state.
He added that the council gave approval for the release of N99.3 million for the execution of sundry projects at the headquarters of the state Board of Internal Revenue office complex, while N147, 580, 000 was set aside as counterpart funding to the Joint Tax Board on Taxpayer Identification Number project.
Jibril stated that the council ratified the execution of other projects including renovation of Bagauda Fisheries Institute at the cost of N44.2 million, renovation of a section of Bagauda Livestock Institute, N27.6 million, while the fencing of Makoda Institute will gulp N47.8 million.
He further revealed that the council agreed to release N149. 86 million for the purchase and installation of two highlight pumps at Challawa Second Water Treatment Plant, NN87.2 million for the provision of interlocks at the City Centre and N22 million for packages to 220 youths trained in football technology and 440 youths in Chalk making.