From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Executive Council on Monday approved the sum of N2, 543, 819, 588.67 billion for the construction and upgrading works at the four health facilities in the newly created Emirate headquarters of Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye.
According to the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who briefed journalists shortly after the 3rd state Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chambers, Government House, new projects were captured in the approval include the construction of Accident and Emergency Ward, 22- Bed Medical Ward, Eye Centre, ENT Clinic, Dental Clinic Physiotherapy unit, Laboratory unit, Mortuary Block, construction of road network, landscaping, overhead tank, borehole and reticulation in each of the facility , among others.
Malam Garba pointed out that there would also be renovation works on all the four facilities that involved the Zonal office, Paediatrics ward, Accident and Emergency, store, offices, new laboratory, Male and Female Wards, maternity block, pharmacy, X-ray, catering department, theatre block etc.
The commissioner also announced that the council has given approval for the award of contract for the equipping and furnishing of the upcoming state Cancer Centre at the total cost of N4, 238, 855, 671.91 billion with aim of improving healthcare delivery in the state.
“Some of the equipment include Linear Accelerator (True Beam), CT SIM Wide Bore, Dosimetry Set (complete), Treatment Planning Eclipse, Brachytheraphy Applicators (set), Aria EMR and Server, immobilization accessories, 750 kVA, 500 kVA, 160 kVA generators etc.
He said the council has also given approval for the establishment of Girls’ Science and Technical College (Boarding), Ganduje in Dawakin Tofa local Government area (Phase I) at the sum of N165, 244,821.1 as well as appropriation of the sum of N30, 675,500 for the hosting of the first session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament,” he added.
The commissioner also announced that the Council has considered and ratified administrative approvals in respect of creation of new departments and change of nomenclature of newly established ministries and some government agencies in the state.
He listed the projects and amounts as approved by the Council to include approval for construction/upgrading works at the four health facilities in the newly created Emirate headquarters of Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye.
N2, 543, 819, 588.67 billion.
Approval for award of contract for the equipping and furnishing of the upcoming state Cancer Centre
N4, 238, 855, 671.91 billion.
Approval for the establishment of Girls’ Science and Technical College (Boarding), Ganduje in Dawakin Tofa local government area (Phase I)
Approval for the hosting of the first session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament.