From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Former governor of Kano state and now Senator representing Kano Central Zone, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has revealed that he has executed ten projects as constituency projects in the zone.
Shekarau, at a media interactive session with journalists in Kano yesterday said as a senator, his priority was to improve education, health and economic wellbeing of the people in the 172 wards within his senatorial zone.
According to him, through the Basic Primary Education Board (UBEC) Shekarau said he provided some projects in some schools in about 15 Local Government Areas of the zone.
“My immediate priority in my constituency projects is how to improve the education sector because it is the bedrock of development.
“We therefore used the available fund allocated as constituency projects to provide some projects at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in our zone.
Another area of priority, according to Shekarau is health, noting that he would continue to do all he could to provide more projects aimed at improving the lives of his constituents.
In this light, Shekarau said, he provided a road project at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) after consulting the management of the health facility on the project they wanted.
He added that he allocated 1,300 meters long of road network in the AKTH, where first phase of over 800 metres has been completed.
Some of the projects include a block of three classrooms with office, store and furniture at Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau Science Primary School, a block of two classrooms with office, store and furniture at Sani Maiunguwa Science Primary School, in Tarauni and Dala Local Governments respectively.
Others include a block of 2 classrooms at Garindau Central Primary School in Warawa Local Government area, block of 2 classrooms at Sabon gari Primary Schoolnin Madobi Local Government, a block of two classrooms with office, furnitureand store at Kwalli Primary School in Kano Municipal Local Government area.
Others include a block of two classrooms with office and store at Zogarawa Primary School in Dawakin Kudu, a block of two classrooms with office and store in Dumaji Primary School in Garin Mallam Local Government area, among others.
The senator states that he constituted a 6-member technical committee, comprising of professionals to monitor the projects in a bid to ensure it is up to standard and specifications within the bill of quantity were complied with.
The former minister of education also disclosed that he had facilitated the distribution of N40 million through Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) for empowerment to 40,000 of his constituents at 172 wards.