By Mohammed Dalah Lawan
Yobe State Executive Council SEC has approved the total sum of N12,772,509,460.00 for the execution of various projects in the State.
The Council gave the approval at the meeting presided over by the State Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, in the Government House Damaturu.
Briefing Journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the state Commissioner home affairs, information and culture, Alhaji Mohammed Lamin said the meeting deliberated and approved some projects that will be uplifting the standard of living of people of the state and drive the state economy forward.
The projects include procurement of eight utility vehicles for some MDAs and Governor’s Office at the sum of N356,900,000.00, and another 2 assorted Toyota vehicles to Governor’s Office at the total cost of N112,000,000.00 million.
The Commissioner further revealed that, other projects approved by the council includes, construction of 30km Balanguwa-Kumagannam asphalt road at the cost of N6,710,429,337.00, 16km stone based pavement on Nguru-Balanguwa road at the cost of N1,017,409,670.00 and construction 10km Chimbusko-Tagali at the total cost of N2,189,033,026.94.
He added that the council also approved the variation and additional works for the construction of standard maternal and child health complex at the Yobe state University at the sum of N749,520,909,16 and revised additional works and fluctuations in the prices of building materials for the construction of Potiskum modern market at the total cost of N1,200,000,000.00 among others.