By Aliyu Dangida
DUTSE:- Jigawa state executive council has approved the release of over N2.9 billion for the execution of various developmental projects in health and education sectors.
The state commissioner for information, Bala Ibrahim Mamser disclosed this while briefing Newsmen shortly after the bi-weekly state executive council meeting held at conference Hall of government house Dutse.
Bala Mamser explained that in line with the campaign promises made by the APC led Badaru Abubakar’s government of ensuring ensuring access to effective healthcare delivery services and quality education to the teeming populace, it approved and awarded the contract for the construction of 3 new general hospital in Guri, Garki and Buji locall governments at the total coast of N1.497 billion with completion period of twelve months.
The commissioner added that, to ensure the production of adequate manpower to manage the growing number of health facilities in the state, the government awarded contract for the construction of new school of Nursing and Midwifery in Babura local government at the cost of N591.56 million with completion period of 12 month.
Hon Bala however revealed that to tackle the challenges of growing number of school enrollment and retention created by state policy on education “Education Change Agenda” the state government approved the sum of N819.60 million for various projects in the sector.
According to him the projects includes the construction of additional 3 class rooms and six unit toilets in 26 Secondary schools across the state.
He also revealed that, other projects include contracts for the renovation of classrooms, wall fence, provision of power generators in about five Secondary schools.
His words:- “The council rectified the contract awarded for the supply of 12,243 student’s seats which include 8,243 for islamiya primary and Arabic secondary schools and 4,000 for conventional senior secondary schools in the state.
“The council also rectified the contract awarded for the supply of 2,000 units of double bed camp for onward distribution to boarding schools in the state” Hon Mamser said.