Katsina executes N12.7m worth development projects

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Ingawa Local Government Council in Katsina State has been able to execute N12.7 million worth of developmental projects in the last two months.

Alhaji Tanimu Mato, the Information Officer (IO) of the local government, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ingawa on Monday.

Mato said the council had also disbursed N2.2 million to 220 small scale business owners as economic empowerment.

He said each of the beneficiaries received N10,000.

According to him, the council also spent N5.5 million on the repair of 200 boreholes to boost water supply across eleven wards in the local government.

Mato said this was a demonstration of the council’s commitment to providing potable water for the people.

“Also, the council spent N5 million on the rehabilitation of electrical wiring and replacement of damaged poles in Garin-Yaya village.

“A new 300kva transformer has also been installed to boost power supply,’’ the information officer said.

He said the council recently inaugurated a nine-man health committee mandated to handle reported cases of urgent medical assistance to indigent persons.

The committee, he said, would also liaise with the council’s Primary Healthcare Department in its activities, saying no fewer than 50 patients suffering from different ailments were recently assisted.

He appealed to the state government to repair the 28 kilometre Ingawa-Shargalle road, considering its deplorable condition and its strategic importance to the people of the adjourning communities.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ingawa local council has recently constructed a three kilometre drainage to promote environmental safety in the area.

Suzan O