Kano State approves N2bn for Inland Dry Port

By Jack Acheme, Kano

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The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Executive Council has approved the sum of N2,300,000,604.24 billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso Local Government Area.

Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state weekly council meeting held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, the State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said the council also revisited the issue of the light rail project and re-validated the N1 billion aspect of design works approved in 2017.

“The council equally approved the amended external loan of 684,100,100.00 Euros for the project,” he said.

Malam Garba announced the council’s approval for the establishment of Anti-Corruption Institute as part of the administration”s effort to strengthen its fight against corruption.

”The sum of N429,248, 588.00 million has been approved for the 2020 Routine Immunisation Work Plan,” the commissioner further stated.

He added that approval has been given for the release of the sum of N11, 344, 000.00 for the conduct of Batch ‘C’ N-Power enrollment exercise to be coordinated by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

The council meeting also deliberated on the Report of the Covid-19 outbreak response.

The meeting is the 12th in Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s second tenure in office.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere