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Constituency project: Bagudu approves release of N2.4bn

Constituency project: Bagudu approves release of N2.4bn

By Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi

In fulfilment of his administration’s policy thrust to providedividends of democracy to the people of Kebbi State, Governor Atiku Bagudu has approved the release of N2.4billion for constituency projects.

The projects are to be executed under various ministries, departments and agencies.

The State Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Alhaji Nura Usman Kangiwa announced this while briefing newsmen at the Press Gallery in Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

He explained that Governor Atiku Bagudu has earlier mandated members of the State House of Assembly to identify important projects in their various constituency for submission to appropriate ministries for his approval.

Kangiwa said the Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development would execute projects worth N732.6million towards providing water and electricity.

The commissioner also said new water projects and renovation of existing water facilities would consume N499.4million, including procurement of new transformers, while rehabilitation of existing ones will attract N234million.

Kangiwa added that N4million has been earmarked for the renovation of earth dams.

He said projects would be executed in all 21 LGAs in the state.


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