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Jigawa to spend N624m on electricity

…gets 13 more secondary schools

Jigawa government has set aside N624 million for the electrification of 28 towns and villages in the state.
Commissioner for Rural Infrastructure and Community Development, Alhaji Abdulkadir Jinjiri, said in Dutse, yestertday, that contract for the electrification of the town had been awarded and that 17 contractors would be involved in the execution of the projects, which were captured in the 2010 budget.

He said: “We are expecting the contractors to complete the works before the end of this year.”

The Commissioner added that more than N52 million had been set aside for the construction of feeder roads in three local government areas of the state.

He said that N18.5 million would be spent on the Babande-Tumuku road, while the Konasuru-Suru road would cost N13.6 million.

The Commissioner said that N19.8 million would be spent on the Wangara junction to Wangara road.

The Jigawa government also has approved the establishment of 10 more senior secondary schools and three Arabic secondary schools in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Haruna Wakili, said in Dutse, yesterday, that the senior secondary schools would be built in Kaugama, Hadejia, Gwaram, Auyo, Miga, Yankwashi, Ringim and Taura local government areas.

Accordingly, the Arabic schools would be established in Kazaure, Mallammadori and Gwaram, the commissioner added.

He said the schools would take off this year in temporary sites.

The commissioner also said that  N205.2 million had been approved by the government to undertake the integration of some Quranic schools into the Universal Basic Education programme.

Wakili said the government was committed to taking education to the door step of every eligible person and make it affordable.


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