Kano State Executive Council, in its effort to boost food production and increase farmers’ knowledge, has approved the amount of N377,312,386.70 million as outstanding counterpart funds for 2017-2020 for the Leventis Foundation and Kano State Agricultural Training School, Panda .

State Information Commissioner Malam Muhammad Garba made the announcement Thursday, while briefing press officers on the outcome of the weekly meeting in the council chamber, Government House, Kano, said the school, which was established in 1988, has been trained so far. and graduated more than 2,700 youth across crop, livestock, and fisheries value chains across the state.

According to him, the school’s program is in line with the Agricultural Transformation Programme, which is also in line with the government’s policy of trust in agriculture.

Malam Garba noted that despite not receiving the fund, the school’s programs and activities are still ongoing, including staff salaries and operational standards.

He also announced that the Board has approved the upward revision of the operating rates in the construction of a two-layer, surfacing road network in NNDC Quarters, Sharada, awarded an amount of N48.577.200.00 million, which was revised at an amount of N105 , 629,494.26 million.

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The commissioner further disclosed that the council has also received a progress report for the month of May 2022 on the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC Mega Station Rotary Intersection, Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in the metropolis.

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Malam Garba revealed that the project, which has reached the 70 percent completion stage, was awarded N8,980,303,460.63 billion and N6,013,954,461.84 billion has been paid to the contractor to date. project.

He stated that the council has also approved the implementation of the 2022 budget for the State Contributing Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHCMA), totaling N6,891,011,898.85 billion.

He added that the council has approved the revision of the membership of the Kano State Council of Emirs, which consists of 21 members, with representatives from the security organizations.

Malam Garba announced that the council has approved the renaming of Girls Science and Technical College Gwarmai to Hajiya Mariya Sunusi Dantata, mother of famed businessman Alhaji Aliko Dangote, following a request from the Committee on Education and Elders in the local community. government of Bebeji, of her son’s contribution to the development of education.

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Other council approvals include ratifications for contract award approvals for the construction of two roads in the city of Tumfafi in Dawakin Tofa Local Government; approval for construction of two-cell RC box divers as airport flood control measures at Katsina Road roundabout; approval for the purchase of operational firefighting vehicles.

Malam Garba further revealed that other ratifications by the council include the award of the contract for the construction of Kwanar Garin Ali-Garin Ali Road in Garko Local Government; contract for the supply of water treatment chemicals in 2021.

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