Leadership (Abuja)

27 December 2012

Nigeria: Kano Earmarks N3.5 Billion for New Varsity

The Kano State Government has earmarked N3.5 billion in its 2013 budget for the provision of infrastructure at its newly established North-West University in Kano.

The state's Commissioner for Planning and Budget, Alhaji Bello Danbatta, announced made the announcement while briefing newsmen on the 2013 Budget in Kano on Thursday.

He explained that the money would be used for the construction of a senate building, access roads and provision of other infrastructure at the permanent site of the institution.

"A total of 1,000 students have so far been admitted in the new university which is currently operating at it temporary site at Ado Bayero House," he said.

According to him, the State Government has also set aside two billion for the completion of work at the 21 newly established institutes.

"In addition, N1.5 billion has been earmarked for the construction of 22 craft schools in 22 Local Government Areas of the state."

He also disclosed that the State Government would spend N1.5 billion on its proposed Independent Power Plant project.

"'The State Government is trying to resolve some grey areas with the Federal Ministry of Power and as soon as the issue is resolved, the project will commence."

The commissioner said that N2.4 billion would also be spent to construct and rehabilitate major roads linking the 44 Local Government Areas in the state.

Gov. Rabi'u Kwankwaso had on Monday presented a budget of N235.3 billion to the state's House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.

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