MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – The Borno State Government has approved N6billion for the execution of 18 capital projects and security efforts across the state.
Commissioner for Information, Baba Jato, disclosed this at the end of the Executive Council’s first meeting in 2021, chaired by the Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
Giving the breakdown of the figure, Jato said the sum of N352m was approved to support the Civilian Joint Task Force, hunters and vigilantes; rehabilitation of Maiduguri – Damboa road at the cost of N658m; construction of new Bama Bus terminal, mini-market and backup shops.
Others include; the extension of an ongoing Beniskeikh township road project at N231m, construction of Ramat – Wulari road and drainage at the cost of N237m, and construction of road network at Ngomari old Airport.
Also approved are: Construction of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the Borno State University Teaching Hospital at the cost of N1.6b; and construction of a shopping complex at Bulumkutu.
“Construction of 33 classrooms of two story building mega school in Buratai at the cost of N252m, construction of metal work, automobile workshop at Government Technical College, Gwange, and purchase of books for schools across the state and school feeding programme.”
The Commissioner further said that the projects also include the construction of 4 blocks of two story building comprising of three bedroom each at Mafa; procurement of 1,500 mild steel poles for reactivation of 33kva lines from Mafa-Dikwa- Gamboru Ngala, and Bama to Gowza at the cost of N520m; procurement of technical equipment and tools for the Technical College, Njimtilo at the cost of N159m.
“Purchase of science laboratory equipment and reagents for Technical College, Njimtilo, at the cost of N84m; construction of Wulari Primary Healthcare Center and staff quarters at the cost of N127m.
“Construction of 3 blocks of one story building 2 bedrooms and one story building 1 bedroom along Kano road; construction of central mosque, Ngala; and purchase of maize grains under the buffer stock scheme,” he added.