Damaturu — Yobe state Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has approved N13.2 billion to improve health, education, roads, hotel and other socio-economic development projects in the state.
The state Commissioner for information Alhaji Goni Fika said this shortly after the Executive Council Meeting in Damaturu.
He said the sum of N3billion was approved for the supply and installation of assorted equipment in a 200-bed capacity Hospital in Damaturu, renovation of Maryam Abacha Maternity hospital, and furnishing Doctors/Professors newly built 3-bed room flats at different locations in the state capital.
The commissioner said the council also approved N724 million to improve secondary and tertiary education in the state which includes construction of perimeter wall fence at The College of Agriculture Gujba and the renovation of Government Girls Secondary School in Damaturu.
Fika also disclosed that the council approved N8 billion for the construction of 53km Nguru- Machina road and a 3km Machina township road with 6km drainages, extension roads and drainages within.
Also N26 million was appro-ved for the completion of the Damaturu three star Hotel and N937 million for the installation of 1000 units of single-arm solar security lights, and for the supply and installation of equipment of the newly constructed Ministry for Land and Survey.