From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Executive Council has approved the release of the sum of N724, 181, 938.65 million for quantity and upward adjustment of the Dangi Underpass and Flyover Roundabout along Zaria Road.
Briefing journalists after the state Executive Council meeting held at Africa House, Government House, the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said the adjustment include increase in main drainage to connect to a safer discharge point at Geza/Tukuntawa area, additional walkway, surface drainage, subbase and stone base, reconstruction of Ibrahim Dabo and Bala Borodo roads, among others.
He said the Council also approved the release of the sum of N490, 000,000.00 million for the extension of Shimar Bridge along Karfi-Rano Road to avoid total cut-off of the road in the face of heavy downpour being recorded during this rainy season.
According to him, the council has also given approval for the proposed construction and establishment of an ultra-modern and Multi-Purpose Shopping Mall at former Daula Hotel premises located at Murtala Muhammad Way by Mudatex Mudassir and Brothers Ltd.
Garba said the sum of N338, 948, 178.80 million has also been approved by the council as the state counterpart fund for the implementation of the 2020 Health Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Work Plan for the overarching objective of improving healthcare delivery.
Malam Garba pointed out that approval has also been given for the release of N27, 354, 000.00 million for the production of two million assorted seedlings for venue, departmental and institutional planting, distribution to farmers and the general public with a view to achieving green and healthy environment in the 2020.
He added that the Council approved the sum of N17, 000, 000.00 million for the production and enrichment planting of 30 hectres at some selected forests in the state with a view to arresting the menace of desert encroachment and other environmental degradation challenges.
He also announced the Council’s approval for the release of N69, 257, 637.10 million as final death benefits (final pension for five years and gratuity) for the late Khadi Muhammad Khalil, who died on December 11, 2014.