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Kano to spend N2.7bn on water treatment

Kano State government is to spend N2.7 billion for procurement of water treatment chemicals aimed at ensuring potable water supply to millions of residents.

Muhammad Garba, the commissioner for information, told newsmen that the money has been approved by the state executive council which met on Monday.

According to Garba, the decision was part of government’s resolve to provide clean water to the populace for domestic and other uses.

The commissioner said that the sum of N150 million has been approved as outstanding counterpart funds for Sanitation, Hygienic and Water Supply in Nigeria (SWAWN) II project across the state in collaboration with EU and UNICEF.

“The council approved the sum of N26.9 million for the conduct of General Household Survey of the state. The council also approved the release of N89.3 million for equipping and furnishing the upgraded Kafin Mai-Yaki Cottage Hospital in Kiru local government area of the state.

“The state executive council has given approval for the release of N24 million for the celebration of the year 2020 International Women’s Day and the empowerment of 1, 500 women,” he stated.

The commissioner stated that the council also approved the sum of N441.8 million for the feeding of three boarding schools and activities of Bilingual College, Niamey, Niger Republic.

Others were repairs of 57 Girl Child Initiative Buses and selection of criteria for sponsorship of candidates for 2019 NECO/NBAIS SSCE Exams.

Garba said that N323. 4 million was approved for the provision of internet services, supply and installation of computers and accessories as well as literacy training of staff of the ministry of education.

Also on the list are construction of three classroom blocks, renovation of classrooms and toilets in some selected day and boarding secondary schools and the rehabilitation of staff quarters.

Others are renovation of dilapidated structures within the premises of Mariri Orphanage School, upgrading and conversion to Science Technical School and general renovation GSS Sakarma in Kiru local government area.

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