By Segun Ade
Kano state Executive Council has approved the sum of N2.36billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for the development of Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday on the outcome of the state’s executive council meeting by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
He said the council also revisited the issue of the light rail project and revalidated the N 1 billion aspect of design works earlier approved in 2017.
He said that the council equally approved the amended external loan of 684,100,100 euros for the project.
He announced the council’s approval for the establishment of Kano State Anti–corruption Institute as part of the administration’s effort to strengthen its fight against corruption.
Garba further explained that the sum of N429,248,588.00 million has been approved for the 2020 Routine Immunisation Work Plan.
According to the statement, approval has also been given for the release of the sum of N11,344,000 for the conduct of Batch ‘C’ N-Power enrolment exercise to be coordinated by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
He said that during the council meeting, which is the 12th into the second tenure of the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Council also deliberated on the Report of the COVID-19 outbreak response