BIRNIN KEBBI – The Kebbi State Government has approved N12.6 billion for the execution of education, water and roads projects.
The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Sani Kanya, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday that the State Executive council approved N7 billion for the purchase of text books for SSS and JSS students.
He said N2 billion would also be spent on the construction of the 40km Suru-Zengelu road while N1.6 billion would be spent on constructing the 26km Katari-Kechi road.
“The sum of N865 million would be expended on construction of a 30km road from Dakingari to Maitambari,” he said.
He said N57 million was allocated for the purchase of an airport ambulance and a towing truck with accessories for the newly constructed international airport.
The commissioner also said N670 million would be spent on the improvement of rural water supply in addition to the Japanese and Federal Government water supply facilities received by the state.
“The Government Girls Secondary School located in Yauri Local Government Area that had witnessed several fire incidents would be relocated to Warra, ’’ he said. (NAN)