By Andy Chukwu
The Jigawa state Government is to spend the sum of N2.480 billion for the Electrification projects, construction of township roads payment of compensation and additional works at Birnin-Kudu general hospital.
Alhaji Alhassan Muhammad, the State Commissioner for Information, disclosed that the contracts for the projects have been approved by the State Executive Council
Muhammad said out of the amount earmarked for the projects over 943 million naira was set aside for the electrification projects in 17 towns and villages across the state.
He said the projects would be executed at Chirbun in Buji , Unik babba Auyo, Walawa Hadejia, Gangawa Jahun, Batu Birniwa and Kadira in Guri.
Others are Kalgamari Kafin Hausa, Turbus Maigatari, Kulawa Ringim, Gwarzon Garki in Garki, Daurawa Taura, Batali and Masko in Babura local government.
The rest include Ringim in Yankwashi, Duwugi Gwiwa, Karkasara Bariki and Gangara in Gumel local government.
Muhammad explained that the sum of N800 million was earmarked for the construction of addirional township roads in Hadejia and Babura local government areas of the state.
“The Babura township roads will gulp the sum over N510 million while the Hadejia township road project will consume the sum of N1.2 million respectively,” he said.
Muhammad explained that the council also approved N395 million for additional works at the site of the ongoing construction of new Birnin Kudu general hospital, added that over N342 million was approved for the payment of compensation to people affected by township road construction in Gumel, Kaugama , Kazaure, Babura , Dutse, Roni, Hadejia and Zandam Nagogo.