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Published On: Thu, Jan 31st, 2019

Kaduna govt spends N12.1bn on LG capital projects-Commissioner

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From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has expended N12.1 billion on forty five capital projects in Kubau Local Government Area of the state in three and a half years, Planning and Budget Commissioner, Muhammad Abdullahi, has disclosed.
Abdullahi disclosed this at a Policy Townhall Meeting in Anchau, Kaduna State, on Tuesday organised by the Planning and Budget Commission in collaboration with the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
He said that the meeting was primarily organised to present the current administration’s achievements in the local government area in the last 44 months and to get feedback from the people going forward.
Abdullahi, who was represented by Bashir Mohammed, Director-General, Bureau for Public Service Reforms, said that N11 billion was spent on roads construction and clearing of 10,000 hectares of land for wheat farming.
He said that N876.7 million was spent on construction of a block of classroom and rehabilitation of 13 classrooms, construction of eight toilets, six solar-powered boreholes and supply of school uniforms.
On health, the commissioner said that the government had spent N150.1 million on construction of five health centres, four perimeter fences and procurement of equipment for five health facilities.
“The current government has equally constructed four hand pumps bore hole and four toilets at the cost of N115.5 million to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene in the area.
“The interventions were in the area of economic development, social welfare, security and justice, and good governance.
“Also, as part of the state’s inclusive governance policy, three of your sons were appointed to serve in different capacities by the Nasir El-Rufai led-administration.”

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