Sokoto Govt. to spend N195m on 14.5 km roads – Commissioner’s

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Sokoto State Government on Thursday said it would construct 14.5 km roads at about N 195.9 million.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Health Commissioner, Dr Balarabe Kakale, announced this in Sokoto on Thursday while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive council meeting.

Kakale said the roads included the 13kms Dabagin Ardo-Gezama-Hete-Rete road awarded at N136.9 million.

The second one is the 1.5km Western bye-pass-Gidan-Bawan Allah road awarded at N59 million.

He further explained that all the roads would be completed within the next three to six months.

The commissioner also said that the council had approved the purchase of 162 cold chains equipment at the cost of over N279.8 million.

According to the commissioner, the gesture is aimed at bolstering the fight against preventable diseases like polio, tetanus, whooping cough and measles.

Kakale said the council had resolved that students from the state would be sponsored by the state government to study only science and technology related courses abroad.

” Indigenes of the state will henceforth only be sponsored to study these courses and other fields of study that are not available in Nigerian universities abroad.

”The state government is also partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other financial institutions abroad to ensure that all tuition fees and upkeep allowances of theseI foreign studies are paid on time,” Kakale said.(NAN)

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