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Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

The Leventis Foundation and Kano State Agricultural Training School, Panda, have been given N377.3 million by the Kano State Executive Council as outstanding counterpart monies for the years 2017 through 2020.

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This was revealed by the state’s information commissioner, Muhammad Garba, as he briefed reporters on the results of the weekly meeting that had taken place in the council chamber of Kano’s government house.

He said that since its inception in 1988, the school has educated and graduated more than 2,700 young people who work in the state’s value chains for agriculture, livestock, and fisheries.

Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

He said the program of the school is in line with the Agricultural Transformation Programme, which equally go in line with the state’s policy of trust in agriculture.

Garba pointed out that despite the non-receipt of the fund, the programs and activities of the school are still ongoing including staff salaries and operation standards.

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The commissioner also announced that the council has approved the upward review of operative rates in the construction of a two-coat surface dressed road network at NNDC Quarters, Sharada, awarded at the cost of N48.5 million, which was revised to the tune of N105.6 million.

The council, he said, also received a progress report for the month of May, this year on the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC mega Station Rotary Intersection, Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in the metropolis.

Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

He revealed that the project, which has reached the 70 percent completion stage, was awarded at the cost of N8.9 billion out of which N6. 013 billion had so far been paid to the contractor handling the project.

He stated that the council has also approved the implementation of the 2022 budget for the state Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, totaling the sum of N6, 891, 011, 898.85 billion.

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The commissioner also said that the council approved the review of the composition of members of the Kano state Council of Emirs made up of 21 members including representatives of the security organizations.

Garba announced that the council has given approval for the renaming of Girls Science and Technical College Gwarmai to Hajiya Mariya Sunusi Dantata, mother of re-known businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, following a request from the Committee on Education and Elders in Bebeji local government, in view of her son’s contribution to the development of education.

Kano State Allocates N377m For Agricultural School Fund

Other approvals by the council include ratifications for approvals for the award of contracts for the construction of two roads at Tumfafi town in Dawakin Tofa local government; approval for the construction of two cell RC box culverts as flood control measures at Airport by Katsina Road Roundabout; approval for the procurement of firefighting operational vehicles.

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Garba further revealed other ratifications by the council including an award of a contract for the construction of Kwanar Garin Ali-Garin Ali Road in Garko local government; a contract for the supply of water treatment chemicals in 2021.


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