From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
Apart of federal government allocation to Jigawa state government, governor Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Badaru, confirmed that, the state government under his administration has received over fifty billion naira as various intrretion from president Muhammad Buhari’s administration.
The governor added that, Jigawa state government also recieved hundreds of both foods items and fertilizer as another intervention from Buhari’s administration.
Governor Badaru dropped the hint, while delivering his speech at commissioning of newly constructed 42.5km road from Balagu area of Kiyawa to Auno town of Kafin Hausa local government.
He explained that, at the midst of economic crises Jigawa received ten billion naira as bailout with additional of over thirty billion naira as Paris Club funds from president Muhammad Buhari’s administration.
The governor maintained that, his administration also received another ten billion as refunds for Dutse International Airport, another four billion was received as (pay as you earn) “all from Baba Buhari” he said.
According to him, federal government also released over three billion for some projects in Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa all this as part of “Baba Buhari’s effort to improve the lives of Jigawa citizens” he said.
Governor Badaru said, the money was used in completion of uncompleted projects inherited from past administration in the state, while some was used for many other new projects as part of effort to lmproved the lives of Jigawa citizens.
He added that, during Covid-19 pandemic Buhari’s administration also donated 110 triller of food items as relief from the pandemic and introduce many social intervention programs like Npower, trader moni, Cash transfer, school feeding among many other programs all for Jigawa people.
Governor Badaru then commended president Muhammad Buhari for his concern to Nigerians and Jigawa people in particular.
Meanwhile the governor said, the amount of N5.3 billion was spent for the construction of Balagu to Auno road which was awarded Gerawa construction company since 31 December 2018.