The Jigawa State Executive Council has approved N10.8 billion for the award of contracts in the education sector and road projects.
The state commissioner for information, youth, sports and culture, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting.
He said the projects include the 5.5km road from Koko to Fayam fayam at the cost of N740,905,000 and the dualisation of the Fanisau to Unity Pentagon with a length of 11.5km at the contract sum of N6.7billion Naira.
According to him, the council also approved the construction of the road network at Jigawa College of Remedial Studies Babura which is about 3km at the cost of N669,857,639.
Hon Bala added that N117,357,174 was approved for the State Islamic Education Bureau for the construction of classroom blocks in some Arabic secondary schools across the state.
“The council also approved the renovation of 10 nomadic schools which include Gofawa, Maikantu, Gardoisa, Durina, Jadade, Bagamudu and five others at the cost of N29,766,506.
“The council approved the award of contract for the construction of additional hostels, mechanical and electrical installations at the Babura School of Nursing and Midwifery at the cost of N424,899,097 and construction of a road and staff quarters at the Hadejia Specialist Hospital at the cost of N690,444,421 and N455,983,409 respectively.
He said others include wall fencing in some schools and hospitals, construction of additional classroom blocks, procurement of workshop consumables in all science secondary schools in the state.
The commissioner reiterated the commitment of the state government to ensure conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning and provision of other critical infrastructure for social and economic wellbeing of citizens.
“We have completed all the inherited projects and we also embarked on new ones. I am assuring the general public that the Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar-led administration will continue utilising resources judiciously to deliver the state to the Promised Land,” Hon Ibrahim said.