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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 11:32:41 AM »
Today Wednesday 6th June, 2012 (16th Rajab, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council held its Fifty first (51st) sitting in continuation with previous sittings during which important policy issues and programmes that positively impact on the quality of lives of our citizenry were deliberated upon. Easily retrievable authentic records show that since inception of its second tenure, the present administration pursues tangible projects spanning all sectors putting emphasis on its commitment to fulfilling campaign promises driven by the general resolve to proving good governance characterized by examplary leadership in which utilization/ consumption of resources, though conspicuous, is guided by prudence and transparency.

Unfailingly, today’s Council sitting was presided over by His Excellency the Deputy Governor/Hon. Commissioner for Local Governments Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje during which fifteen (23) memoranda were submitted by eight (8) MDAs for deliberation by the Council. An expenditure of N225,171,360.78 covering fifteen (15) projects was approved for execution by the Council. Thus;

1. Ministry of Rural and Community Development

Request for permission to utilize some of the retrieved electrical materials from Kofar Naisa Nama site:-

Council acknowledged having received a memorandum from the Ministry of Rural and Community Development dated 23rd may, 2012. Contents of the referred communication adequately reminded the Council of a report presented on 13th March, 2012 at its 10th sitting with extract number SSCA/CA/EX/18/12. Essentially the report was on the compliance of the Rural Electrification Board to remove all the installed electrical materials that were not connected to the National Grid from former NAMA site at filin Kofar Na’i’sa. Inventory of the materials is as follows;

a. L.T. Concrete poles - 239
b. Stay wire/insulator - 33
c. H. T. Concrete poles - 63
d. Disc Insulator - 9
e. 11KV pin insulator - 18
f. Stay rod shaft - 50
g. 11 KV Angle iron - 18
h. Shackle insulator - 327
i. D-Iron and pins - 56
j. B/Nuts - 81
k. Extension straps - 7
l. Tie shaft - 20
m. Flying stay - 06
n. AAC 100mm2 - 57

Council was made to note that the materials are still available as stored in the REB’s store and could be used to address problems recently reported by the Board. One problem is at Gwarzo Local Government area while the other is along Yar’ Gaya – Wudil road, where PHCN networks were destroyed by the recent rainstorms. So, the issue was considered favorably in principle by the Council for the utilization of some of the electrical materials. The Ministry was directed to submit what its required for the repairs of Yar’ Gaya-Wudil Road, and that of Gwarzo Local Government areas. In the same vein, the Council received an interim report that thieves that had been vandalizing electrical installation were caught by the Nigerian Civil Defence Corp. Two of the vehicles being used to transport the vandalized items and the individuals involved are now with the authority being interrogated. The case would soon be transferred to the Court for adjudication. Council is seeking the support of the people in the protection of government properties. The Council appreciates the effort of the security personnel in the State.


2. Ministry of Justice

Submission of a proposal on the enaction of a Law on Free Integrated Maternal Child Health:-

A bill proposed for enaction into law was presented by the Ministry of Justice to the Council for consideration and transmission to the Honourable House of Assembly for consideration and passing into law. The bill is tagged as “Free Integrated Maternal and Child Health Care Bill 2012” and has two schedules and eleven sections. Council considered and deliberated on the proposed bill and acknowledged its contents as being in accord with the high premium placed on health care delivery services by the present administration especially as it affects Maternal and Child health. The Council noted the importance of such a bill and set up a committee to study it before its submission to the Honourable House of Assembly for consideration and ultimate passage into law.


3. Office of the Secretary to the State Government

Four (4) memoranda were submitted by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for consideration and deliberation by the Council as follows:

a. Submission of progress report on admission of 25 No. Potential State Indigenous Candidates into Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) programme:-

Council was adequately informed of the outcome of the trip undertaken by the Director General Directorate for Youth Empowerment in order to witness the screening exercise of the candidates into the Agency’s (NIMASA) programme at which only 19 of the 25 candidates were qualified, while the remaining 6 were rejected due to deficiencies in science subjects. Nevertheless, Council was made to understand that 33 candidates are expected to attend the medical test at Lagos while 3 State officials are expected to escort them. Council approved the request for the sponsoring of the officials who are to escort the candidates for the interview. Council is ready to support qualified indigenous candidates to pursue further educational qualifications.

b. Request for funds for the purchase of computers for use at the State House of Assembly:-

Council was adequately intimated of the need of computers for use at State House of Assembly as presented in the table below:

S/N ITEM OFFICE/OFFICERS UNIT PRICE TOTAL AMOUNT
1 1 Pad (Apple 2) 3GB 64GB Wireless/Bluetooth 40 Hon. Members and 6No. management staff 170,000.00 7,820,000.00
2 Laptop Computers (Dell) 500GB hard disk 4GB Ram 8No. 105,000.00 840,000.00
3 Desk top computers 20 No. 96,000.00 2,496,000.00
4 Hp lesser jet printer 122oP 10 No. 45,000.00 450,000.00
5 Sharp copier SF 2,500 model copy print scan 1No. 716,625.00 716,625.00
6 Hp Scanner 2No. 20,500.00 41,000.00
Total N1,153,125.00 N12,363,625.00


In respect to the pressing nature of the Assembly’s work, Council graciously approved the release of the requested sum of N12,363,625.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for the purchase of computers as presented in the table above for allocation/distribution to the Honorable State House of Assembly.

c. Request for permission to open Revolving Fund Account for Phiru Unit of the Ministry of Health by the Senior Special Assistant on Health Institutions:-

Council was coherently notified by the contents of the referred memorandum that the request was necessitated by difficulties posed by an earlier agreement reached on revenue sharing formula between the State Government and the Ministry of Health in which all registration fees, both new and renewal should be shared into 50:50 as proffered by Exco-committee as stipulated in the State Health institution operational Guidelines. Clearly, Council was informed of the fact that these petty charges are not part of revenue being collected but minor charges made as pre-registration, accreditation inspection, directory booklets, operational guidelines etc. And, the money realized is continuously being used for fueling official vehicles attached to the unit, media coverage, sanitary provisions and printing of documents. So, Council noted, considered and granted permission for the opening of a Revolving Fund Account for the Phiru Unit at the Ministry of Health and directed the Office of the Hon. Commissioner of Health, in collaboration with the Senior Special Assistant on Health Institutions, to report progress on the issue at next Council sitting


4. Ministry of Health

Three (3) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Health for deliberation by the Council – viz:-

a. Request for funds for the purchase of Dental Equipment/Instruments for the Dental Unit of Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital:-

This memorandum clearly notified Council of the gratitude of the Ministry of Health on the attention accorded to health care delivery services since inception of the present administration especially the new befitting face lift given to the Accident and Emergency Unit and Maternity wing of the Murtala Muhammad Hospital. All the same, the referred memorandum requested Council to consider and approve release of the sum of N38,330,841.00 to the Ministry of Health for the procurement of Dental equipment/Instruments so as to enable Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital venture into another specialty area properly such as dental care services which upgrades its standard as a Teaching Hospital. Release of the requested sum was approved by the Council to the Ministry of Health to facilitate procurement of the Dental equipment/Instruments in order to replace the obsolete existing ones at the current Dental Unit as the gesture is in congruence with the current administration’s trends of meaningful intervention on issues to do with health care delivery.

b. Request for funding of activities of the State Immunization Plus days on Polio Eradication:-

Council was clearly notified of the need to continue providing support for the laudable programme referred and the Ministry of Health requested for the release of the sum of N14,530,000.00 to facilitate supervision, training, logistics and public enlightenment activities for the four (4) remaining rounds of he polio eradication programme. Release of the requested sum was approved by the Council to the Ministry of Health to enable it continue the polio eradication programme to its completion.

c. Request for funding of activities of the State Task Force Committee on Immunization and Polio Eradication:-

The referred communication presented a request for the release of the sum of N8,328,500.00 to the Ministry of Health for the provision of additional resources for the second half of the year to enable the committee continue with its planned activities. Council approved release of the requested sum to be used for the stated purpose since the gesture only ensures the completion of an already started project.


5. Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Co-operatives and Tourism

Request for funds for the rehabilitation of Sharada Small Scale Industrial Estate Kano:-

Contents of the referred memorandum substantially alerted the Council of the current dilapidated condition of the Sharada Small Scale Industrial Estate established in the 1980s for the purpose of providing conducive environment to the small scale industrialists for their operations. 83 Small Scale operators of various trades operate in the area thereby providing employment opportunities to many people.
However, maintenance of internal drainages, culverts and the entire road networks has been poor since establishment of the estate. As such, contents of the memorandum essentially requested Council to approve release of the sum of N14,997,803.76 to enable the Ministry facilitate rehabilitation work at the Sharada Small Scale Industrial Estate. Council approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Co-operatives and Tourism to execute the stated project.


6. Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport

Two (2) memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for consideration by the Council. They include:-

a. Request for funds for the upgrading of Executive Parking area at Government House, Kano:-

Council was adequately notified by the contents of the referred memorandum of the present condition of the executive parking area and the need to upgrade it to conform with a typical and befitting Executive parking porch obtained globally. As such, Council approved release of the requested sum of N17,367,322.00 to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to expedite action on the stated purpose.

b. Request for funds for the renovation and construction of wall fence at Driving School along Zaria Road Kano:-

Council appreciated the notification of the State of disrepair of the property referred in the memoranda and the importance of constructing a boundary wall to surround the entire premises so as to secure lives and property. The requested sum of N55,370,012.81 was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Work, Housing and Transport for the execution of the stated project as it is in line with the present administration’s policy of securing and fortifying all Government properties to safeguard them from encroachment.

7. Ministry of Education:-

a. Request for funds on the need for the wall fencing of Sabon Layi Primary School Bichi.

Three (3) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Education for consideration and deliberation by the Council as follows;

Council approved the release of the sum of N13,572,695.34 for the construction of a perimeter wall fence of Sabon Layi Primary School in Bichi so as to prevent series of encroachment threats posed to the school and to provide adequate security to the School.

b. Request for funds for the Rehabilitation and Renovation of Beguwa Primary School in Bichi LGA & Kafin Galadima Primary School in Madobi LGA.

The Council approved release of the sum of N19,234,653.30 for the construction of additional 2 classrooms and 2- seater toilet as well as provide furniture at Beguwa Primary School and Kafin Galadima Primary School to provide conducive environment for effective teaching and learning.

c. Request of funds for the Construction of Perimeter wall fence of 4No. Primary Schools.

Council approved release of the sum of N31,075,907.57 for the construction of perimeter wall fence at Karfi Central Primary School, Kosawa (Imawa) Primary School, Yalwa Yadakwari (Dakasoye) Primary School and Gora Liman Primary School so as to prevent further encroachment in the respective Schools.

8. Ministry for Land & Physical Planning:-
Council noted and appreciated the scheduled official visit by the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform to the State from Sunday 10th to Wednesday 13th June 2012 for advocacy and sensitization. In addition, the Committee selected Kano State as one of the two States to undertake the pilot scheme of the project (systematic land registration).

51st Progress Report

Condolence on Recent Plane Crash in Lagos:-
Council extended on behalf of His Excellency the Executive Governor and the Good citizens of Kano State, its deepest sympathy to the families of the retired AIG Shehu Ringim and the recent victims of Dana Airplane crash in Lagos. The Government send its condolences to the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria for this loss.

Council also noted with deep appreciation the kind suggestions and support given to this Administration by various stakeholders and citizens toward the development of the State.

Brief by the Hon. Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Tourism:

Council noted with appreciation that, Hon. Commissioner had a meeting with the visiting Minister of power & steel including other stakeholders on Electricity improvement and distribution in the state.

You are aware of the recent operation conducted by Nigerian Immigration services for apprehending a sizeable number of Chinese Nationals who are retailing at Kantin Kwari Market in the State metropolis. Council today noted the State visit by the Chinese Deputy Ambassador while, a State technical committee was established comprising representation from Ministry of Commerce & Justice, Immigration officials, and Kantin Kwari Market Associations to submit a report in the next two weeks.

Brief by the Hon. Commissioner for Water Resources:
You may recall that the present administration procured heavy ductile water pipes worth over N2 billion for laying across the State. Today, Council noted with delight the receipt of additional pipes in the State awaiting more in due course.

Brief by the Hon. Commissioner for Rural & Community Development

Council noted with appreciation the usual effort by the civil defense & other Vigilante groups over the taking into custody of unpatriotic men for the vendalisation of electricity cables in their vehicles while discussion continue between the Hon. Commissioner and NEPA officials to take further neccessary action.

Brief by the Hon. Commissioner for Agric:

The esteemed Council noted the receipt of an NYSC corps constructed clinic at the Kano Zoological garden by the Hon. Commissioner in the same vein the amusement park is duly ready for opening and blessing.

Brief by the Secretary to the State Government:

Council noted with appreciation the official visit to Federal MDAs Abuja by the SSG and Hon. Commissioner for Land. Amongst the visited MDAs by the group are Federal Ministry of Works, Housing and Environment where issues on Land reforms, prototype building plans in Kano State will soon be resolved with an official planned visit to the State on 18th-21st June by the Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform proposed partnership with the State Government.

In the same vein, the Committee paid an official visit to Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism as issues on Kano Tourism Master Plan were discussed and soon will be supported by the Ministry. Other matters include further development of Kano City Wall with Gidan Makama in order to boost tourism industry in the State.

Visit to Kano by the Sudan Ambassador:-

Council noted with deep appreciation the official visit of the Ambassador who was received by the Deputy Governor as issues related on the establishment of a Sudan Cultural center including an Institute of Arabic studies in the city. However, the State Government allocated a suitable Land at Kwankwasiyya village for the grand project that will form a great synergy in cultural promotion and other scholarship grants.

The esteemed Council also noted the official visit by Deputy Governor to Senegal & Burkina Faso over the State representation in a General meeting on trans-border migration crisis between the Nomadic Fulani and Farmers mostly found across West African States and Societies, as related issues were deliberated and recommendations made that, States should allocate specific land for the settlement of all nomadic Fulani.
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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2012, 10:24:51 AM »
Today Wednesday 13th June, 2012 (23rd Rajab, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council  held its Fifty Second (52nd) sitting in continuation with previous sittings during which important policy issues and programmes that positively impact on the quality of lives of our citizenry were deliberated upon.  Authentic, indelible and easily retrievable   records show that since inception of its second tenure, the current administration pursues tangible projects spanning all sectors putting emphasis on its commitment to fulfilling campaign promises driven by the general resolve to proving good governance characterized by exemplary leadership in which utilization/deployment of resources, though conspicuous, is guided by prudence and transparency.
 
It is delightful to note the glaring progress achieved in the improvement of the quality and quantity of services provided by Government across all sectors – especially water supply, agricultural production, education, healthcare delivery, environmental sanitation and refuse disposal, repairs of street and traffic lights, beautification  of urban Kano, provision of security, provision of skill acquisition and employment opportunities etc.

Today’s Council sitting was presided over by the Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso during which six (6) memoranda were submitted by three (3) MDAs for deliberation by the Council. An expenditure of N71,738,374.99 covering five (5) projects was approved for execution by the Council.

1.Ministry of Education
 
Request for funds to facilitate for the remaining component activities required for the Mass Literacy Campaign launched on May 27th 2012 by His Excellency Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso:-
 
Council is aware of the present administration’s commitment to make our people literate before 2015 as to attain one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The citizens are aware of the recent launching of the Mass Literacy Campaign by His Excellency, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on May 27th 2012. To achieve this, Government approved the conduct of an Identification exercise and allocation of 4 Motor Vehicles for monitoring the implementation of the campaign. The remaining component activities requirements include the following;
 i.Training of 323 master trainers
ii.Training of 16,148 facilitators
iii.Curriculum review and production
iv.Public enlightenment campaign.
v.Procurement of Instructional materials
vi.Payment of facilitators/supervisors allowances
vii.Monitoring the entire process.
 
A detailed plan of action for the conduct of these activities was also presented for   Council’s consideration and approval for the release of the sum of N54,506,400.00 as funds to facilitate for the remaining component activities to ensure the successful take-off of the Mass Literacy campaign.  Council approved the release of the requested sum to the Ministry of Education so as to enable the Agency for Mass Education facilitate for the remaining component activities for the successful take-off of the literacy campaign.
 
Council noted with appreciation the official trip to United States of America by His Excellency the Governor which after series of discussions with the management of Texas A&M University towards the establishment of their satellite campus in Kano to enable citizens’ benefit. The University campus was already allocated a temporary site at the former Staff Development Centre, along Airport.
 
 
Office of the Secretary to the State Government:-
Four (4) memoranda were submitted by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for deliberation by the Council as follows.

a. Request for funds to enable the State Hockey team partake in national competition at Kaduna and Abuja.
 
Council approved the release of the sum of N1,125,000.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture to enable the Sports Council facilitate the participation of the Kano State Hockey team in this year’s (2012) national competition which will hold from 5th - 9th June, 2012 at Kaduna and for which the grand final will hold at Abuja from 20th – 26th August, 2012. This approval is based on an invitation from Nigeria Hockey Federation. This Administration supports participatory sporting activities for their tendency to poster unity, cohesion and integration at all level of human existence.
 
b.Request for funds to settle bandwidth charges under the (NICEP) initiative programme of the galaxy backbone and the payment of hosting services for the State and MDAs websites.
 
Council approved release of the sum of N7,652,474.99 for the settlement of 2012/2013 Annual recurrent bandwidth charges of (Schools/Colleges) under the NICEP Initiative Programme of the Galaxy backbone of Federal Government owned ICT solution provider with mandate to provide connectivity and transversal services to MDAs under the programme (Galaxy V-Sat and Accessories) at no cost to the beneficiaries while their respective Governments shoulder their cost of bandwidth, recurrent cost and support services charges.
           Six institutions were selected under the Galaxy Backbone projects, viz;
i)Government Girls Secondary School, Albasu.
ii)Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Danbatta
iii)Sani Bello Science Secondary School Dawakin Kudu
iv)School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship
v)Ibrahim Ayagi Science Secondary School, Dawakin Tofa
vi)Government Science Secondary Gezawa
 
c. Request for funds to enable re-imbursement of expenditure incurred by Kwankwasiyya Academicals.
 
The attention of the Council was drawn to the superb performance of Kwankwassiya Academicals Soccer Team at Niger Republic (18th – 25th April 2012) where the team was victorious and won the trophy. Council acknowledged the amount spent by the team to participate in the competition and approved release of the sum of N1,817,000.00 to enable re-imbursement of the expenditure incurred by the team.

d.Request for release of funds for the payment of batch “B” 2011/2012 National Youth Service Corps transport allowance for 295 corps members in the State:
 
The considerate Council approved release of the sum of N6,637,500.00  to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government to facilitate payment of transport allowance to the 295 corps members who served in post primary schools passing out in the 2nd week of June, 2012.
 
Council also approved upward review of the allowances given to all Corp members that serve in the State tertiary institutions.
 
Office of the Head of Civil Service
Request for sponsorship to participate in a workshop by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria Kano State Councils to hold in Ibadan Oyo State:-
 
Council was reasonably alerted of the need for the State’s participation at the referred workshop which is aimed at promoting Labour Management relations as well as expose participants to the dynamics and strategies on issues related to conflict management and dispute resolution in a complex industrial relations environment. The main theme to be discussed at the workshop is “ Promoting Labour Management Relations for Industrial Harmony and Enhanced Productivity in organizations”.
 
Council considered the harmonious and cordial relationship existing between the Government and existing Labour Unions and Congresses in the State and approved its backing for transportation, registration fees, accommodation, feeding, etc. for the participants. The gesture is to strengthen and further buttress the present administration’s stand on issues related to labour. For example, this Government is among the pioneering States to commence and sustain the payment of the N18,000.00 minimum wage and is in the forefront in the employment of new hands into its Labour force (i.e. 1002 youth employment policy). Promotion of already employed personnel is regular while Government’s decision to sale its houses to public servants has reached advanced stage.
 
Swearing-in of newly appointed Permanent Secretary:-
 
Council observed the swearing-in of a new permanent secretary and the redeployment of two. The newly appointed permanent secretary in the person of Hajiya Uwa Bello Makama posted to Special Duties Department in the Office of the Deputy Governor. The redeployed permanent secretaries are Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sport and Culture has now been posted to Ministry of Project Monitoring and Evaluation, while that of Protocol was posted to Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sport and Culture.
 
Biometric data for Pensioners in the State
Council, considered and approved the conduct of Biometric data generation exercise to State Pensioners with a view to ascertaining the actual number of pensioners in the State Payroll. This will at the end help the Government improve pension in Kano State.
 
Employment of 1003 youths
Council approved the employment of 1003 youth in addition to the already employed 1002, whose appointment letters are ready for issuance soon by the Governor. This policy is to reduce the number of the unemployed qualified indigenous youth of the State.
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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2012, 11:00:29 AM »
Today Wednesday 20th June, 2012 (1ST Sha’aban, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council  held its Fifty Third (53rd) sitting in continuation with sequence of previous sittings during which important policy issues and programmes that positively impact on the quality of lives of our citizenry were deliberated upon.  Authentic, indelible and easily retrievable records show that since inception of its second tenure, the current administration pursues tangible projects spanning all sectors putting emphasis on its commitment to fulfilling campaign promises driven by the general resolve to proving good governance characterized by exemplary leadership in which utilization/deployment of resources, though conspicuous, is guided by prudence and transparency.
 
It is delightful to note the reawakening of the hopes and fulfillment of the aspirations of the people of Kano State as depic1tr ted in the glaring progress  achieved in the improvement of the quality and quantity of services provided by Government across all sectors – especially water supply, agricultural production, education, healthcare delivery, environmental sanitation and refuse disposal, repairs of street and traffic lights, beautification  of urban Kano, provision of security, provision of skill acquisition and employment opportunities etc.
 
Notably, in fifty two (52) sitting during the first year of its second tenure, the present administration approved a capital expenditure of over N52 billion at an average of over N1billion per sitting.  Unusually, an expenditure of N71, 738,374.99 covering only five (5) projects was approved for execution by the Councils during its most recent 52nd sitting

Today’s Council sitting was presided over by Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso during which 30 memoranda were submitted by 9 MDAS for deliberation by the Council. An expenditure of N15,277,311,576.45 covering 26 projects was approved for execution by the Council.
 
Office of the Secretary to the State Government
Thirteen (13) memoranda from the Office of the Secretary to the State Government were deliberated by the Council as follows:-
 
 i.Request for funds from the Ministry of Health for the conduct of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) implementation in the State:-
This memorandum significantly alerted the Council of the fact that Nigeria as a country adopted the integrated Maternal and Child Health (IMNCH) as a strategy for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) numbers 4 and 5 as effective interventions to reduce/address Health issues of Mothers and Children and is to be implemented twice yearly.
 
The Ministry of Health and its partners, as stated in the memorandum, have arranged to conduct the first round of the IMNCH week to cover 11th – 16th June, 2012 in all the wards of the 44 Local Government Council Areas in the State. Approval for the release of the sum of N7,669,800.00 was requested by the Ministry of Health to support the implementation of the week whose aggregate financial commitment involves providing essential drugs and other supplies, coordination, monitoring and supervision.  Council approved release of the requested sum to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Ministry of Health to implement the first round of the stated activity since it is in line with the administration’s policy of qualitative and timely provision for the health sector especially of the nature involved here.
 
ii.Presentation of a memorandum for the ratification of the procurement of operational vehicles to some MDAS to ease their transportation needs for effective service delivery:-
This memorandum substantially acquainted the Council of the series of requests for operational vehicles from a number of MDAs, most of them with cogent needs of transportation as effective means for efficient service delivery.  Office of the secretary to the State Government presented the respective quotations considered for he purchase and supply of fourteen (14) vehicles which were already allocated to beneficiaries. Essentially the total sum of N111,939,803.00 was expended for the project which Council appropriately ratified.
 
iii.Request from the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for the release of funds for the conduct of Head Count for teaching and non teaching staff in all primary schools in the 44 LGEA:-
Council approved release of the requeste4d sum of N5,047,379.85 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government of onward payment to SUBEB to facilitate the Head Count so as to have an accurate and relevant Bio-data of staff working in the State’s primary schools which will enable sound planning of Human, Material and Financial resources needed for effective and efficient service delivery.
 
iv.Request from the Ministry of Health in respect of the supply and installation of two (2no) 100 KVA electricity generating sets for the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery Kano respectively:-
Contents of this memorandum reminded Council of the executive directive given to the Ministry of Health to relocate the 200 KVA electricity generator supplied and installed by the World Bank Assisted Health System Development Project II serving the two schools to be moved to the newly established Governor’s Collage as well as its replacement with two (2No.) 100 KVA (Perkins) electricity generators to the Schools.  Having complied with the initial directive, the Ministry finds it apt to request for the purchase, supply and installation of the two (2No) 100 KVA (perkins) electricity generators at the total cost of N8,279,926.50 including VAT and Stamp Duty plus one year warranty. So, Council approved release of the requested sum to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Ministry of Health to enable it facilitate the requested project.
 
v.Request for funds to cover the annual grant extended to community Development Committees in the State:-
Council approved the release of the sum of N1,000,000.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Ministry of Rural and Community Development to enable it cover the annual grant extended to community Development Committees in the State. The gesture was in recognition of the essential existence of self help groups in each Local Government and their roles in the implementation of Government Community Development policies at grassroots level.
 
vi.Request for the provision of Start-off tools for the graduating trainees of vocational trades – batch I organized by theand VSO:-
Contents of the referred memorandum informed Council of the facts that the Vocational trades programme is being conducted at Municipal and Kwakwachi vocational Training centres with financial support of N1,600,000.00 fro the VSO for feeding of trainees while the STSB is responsible for all the necessary consumables, equipment, tools and resource persons.  The STSB informed the Council that the two centres will soon graduate eighty eight (88 No.) Vocational Trainees in different trades each of which is to be given the relevant tools/equipment required to set up the trade(s) they respectively trained for. The aggregate cost of the number and type of tools/equipment to be purchased is to the tune of N9,452,550.00. So, Council approved and directed the Interim Management Officers (IMOS) of the Local Government Councils especially those with benefiting trainees to contribute appropriately and pay the money to STSB for the procurement and distribution of the start-off tools/equipment to the trainees according to their respective requirements.
 
vii.Request for funds for the maintenance/rehabilitation of Kwankwaso Child Friendly Initiative School by SUBEB:-
Council noted, considered and approved release of the requested sum of N26,534,466.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the SUBEB for the execution of the underlisted at Kwankwaso Child Friendly Initiative Schools
Repairs of 8 classroom blocks
Repairs of one library
Repairs of one teachers house
Repairs of some toilet blocks
Wall fencing
Land scaping
Cost = N20,478,466.00  and
 
provision of 336 pupils furniture
provision of 22 teachers furniture
provision of sporting facilities
cost = N6,056,000.00    
Grand total  =  N26,534,466.00
 
The gesture was typical of the present administration’s tradition of completing whatever is started especially where it involves the education sector.
 
viii.Request for the release of funds from the Ministry of Education to settle the outstanding 2010 female Internal Examination Registration fees that was borrowed buy yet to be release by Government:-
Council noted, considered and appreciated contents of the referred memorandum as alerting the Government of its responsibilities regarding payment of female internal examination fees especially the one in question. As such, the responsive Council approve revalidation of the approval and release of N9,017,500.00 meant for female internal examination fees for the year 2010 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Ministry of Education to enable the AIED settle the outstanding loan.
 
ix.Request from consideration and approval for the Kano State Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to examine, clarify and justify claims and appeals for settlement of outstanding contract payments for the construction of Karaye to Kwanyawa road and completion of Murtala Muhammad Library by Messrs Standard Construction Ltd:-
Council considered contents of this memorandum approved and directed the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport being the main stakeholders to examine the claims and report findings at next Council sitting for Government’s consideration on the next line of action.
 
x.Presentation of situation report in respect of Kwanar Dawaki Cattle Market/Small Scale Industrial Layout by Ministry of Land and Physical Planning:-
The Office of the Secretary to the State Government informed the Council through this memorandum of having received the situation report from the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning whose details prompted the reformation for the Council to consider approving the following:
Cancellation of all plots allocated at the kwanar Dawaki small scale industrial estate TP/KNUPDA/Z16A” by the then Hon. Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Co-operative and Tourism.
The 78 plots at various stages of development be allocated to those individuals and companies making the development but they must be compelled to pay appropriate development charges.
Previous allottees and other interested citizens be allowed to apply for fresh allocation of the remaining 163 plots based on merit.
xi.Request from Youth Directorate for Economic Empowerment for funds to facilitate registration for six (6) additional Kano State Indigenous candidates offered admission into Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Akwa Ibom State:-
Council approved release of the requested sum of N1,980,000.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Youth Directorate for Economic Empowerment to facilitate registration of the six (6) additional successful Kano State Indigenous candidates offered admission into the Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron.
 
xii.Request from Kano State Zakkat and Hubsi Commission for permission and funds to implement Ramadan feeding and Ramadan Disbursement programme for the year 1433 (2012):-
The Council noted, considered and approved for the permission and release of the requested aggregate sum of N120,000,000.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Kano State Zakkat and Hubsi Commission for the implementation of the Ramadan feeding and Ramadan Disbursement programmes.
 
The gesture was in fulfillment of the present administration’s policy of providing its teeming populace with essential/social services among which are the Ramadan Feeding (Iftarus – Sa’im) and Ramadan Disbursement (Tallafi) in which the less privileged and other deserving people in the society benefit. Same was done last year and an enchore does not require any emphasis.
 
xiii.3 Day license coaching workshop for 40 based coaches.
Council perused the request for assistance from Kano State Football Association (FA) an affiliate of National Football Federation (NFF) for the release of funds for the conduct of a 3 day license coaching workshop for 40 home based coaches. The training will be conducted in collaboration with Mississippi Soccer Association, USA. A 2 man delegation will arrive Kano for the training, which is expected to take place from 20th-23 June 2012. The sum of N950,000.00 was approved as State share for the conduct of the training of Kano Based Coaches.      
 
In the same vein Council approved the release of N693,000.00 for the participation of Kano State Contingent at the upcoming National Athletics Competition at Akwa Ibom State.
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53rd council continued

2.Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport
Seven (7) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport for deliberation by the Council. Each is presented in turn.
 
i.Request for funds for the reconstruction of Gulu – Cell culvert and Erosion Control:-
Contents of this memorandum notified the attention Council of the unfortunate collapse of the former Gulu culvert in the year 2009 an issue tht makes crossing the river difficult or impossible especially during the rainy season. Gulu culvert provides the only access between Gulu town and the Local Headquarters at Rimin Gado town.  Again, the area has high agricultural potentials as majority of he inhabitants are farmers involved in the cultivation of rice, wheat, maize, sugar cane, guinea corn, ground nuts, etc. and need to move around o markets with their products. Attempts have been make earlier to repair the culvert but the contractor did not mobilize to site due to one reason or another.  As such, the Ministry requested the Council to approve release of the aggregate sum of N240,180,092.36 for the reconstruction of the cell culvert and erosion control around it whereby the responsibility is to be shared between the State and Rimin
Gado Local Government Council on 60:40 percent basis or
a. N144,108,055.42     -        State Government
b. N96,072,036.94       -        Rimin Gado Local Government
     Total                         -        N240,180,092.36
 
Approval for the release of the requested sum of money was granted to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport for the execution of the stated project.
 
ii.Request for funds for the construction of overhead bridges at Kurna Babban Layi and Kurna Makaranta along Katsina Road:-
Contents of the referred memorandum reminded the Council of earlier awards of contracts for the construction of a new overhead pedestrian bridge at Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso and the rehabilitation of three others at strategic locations within the metropolis.  Such projects were undertaken to reduce to the barest minimum the frequent number of road accidents which tantamount to serious injuries and deaths in many instances when pedestrians try crossing the roads.  Success recorded with the aforementioned projects and the observed level of compliance by the public vis a vis the yielded positive results, the Ministry deemed it appropriate to extend the Government’s goodwill to other vulnerable locations such as the two in question. So, the Ministry requested for the release of N73,693.240.46 for the two project. Council approved release of the aggregate requested sum for the execution of the two projects stated as each is in congruence with the policy of the present administration on the provision of vitally required qualitative services especially those with direct positive impact on the lives of the citizenry across the State.
 
iii.Request for funds for Interlock laying work around the chalet area at Government House Kano:-
The Council was adequate notified by contents of this memorandum of the threat caused by storm water during rainy season to the chalet area at Government House over the years. So, the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport proposed an interlock laying exercise to arrest the recurrent problem fo which the sum of N12,102,522.10 was requested. Council approved release of the requested sum to the Ministry to expedite action on the interlock laying exercise around the chalet area at Government House Kano so as to save it from the unexpected especially with the advent of the rainy season.
 
iv.Request for funds for the construction of overhead pedestrian bridges at Aminu Kano School of Islamic Legal Studies and BUK Old Campus Gate:-
Council was abundantly reminded by contents of this memorandum of having approved the award of similar contract at Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso and the rehabilitation of three (3) others at strategic locations within the metropolis. Same project was proposed for execution by the Ministry at each of the two location referred in this memorandum. The sum of N36,420,140.15 was requested for release for the execution of each respective project which brings the total aggregate sum to N72,840,280.30 for the two. Approval for the release of the requested sum was granted by the Council to the Ministry to enable the execution of the stated projects as both are in line with present administration’s policy of providing required qualitative services that impact positively on the lives of our citizenry.
 
v.Request for funds for the purchase and provision of a brand new electricity generator to the Kano State House of Assembly:-
Notification of the State of disrepair of the only electricity generating set at the House of Assembly was brought to the Council in this memorandum. The same machine is said to have been installed since year 1990 (22 year ago) time span within which it became obsolete.  So, the sum of N17,066,590.00 was requested for the purchase and installation of a brand new 635 KVA electricity generator and overhauling of the existing old one – thus;
a. Cost of 635KVA generator                =       N14,129,500.00
b. Installation cost                                =       N992,800.00
c. Overhauling of existing generator    =       N1,944,290.00
d. Total                                                  =       N17,066,590.00
Approval was granted for the release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry to facilitate for the stated purpose.
 
vi.60% Balance Payment for the Insurance Cover In respect of Federal Assisted Public Mass Transit in Kano State
Council recalled its earlier approval for the provision of Comprehensive Insurance Cover for the 65nos. Federal Public Mass Transit Buses at its sitting of Wednesday, 19th October 2011 in which 40% of the amount payable to the two Insurance Companies (Unity Kapital Insurance Plc, and International Energy Insurance) was decided.
 
Due to that approval the sum of N6,088,100.00 and N14, 821,200.00 have been paid to Unity Kapital and International Energy Insurance respectively. Per the agreement reached with the Government, the Council today approved the payment of the balance of N9,801,841.00 and N22,242,150.00 to Unity Kapital and International Energy Insurance respectively.
 
vii.Partitioning of ICT Park, Ado Bayero House, for the Northwest University Temporary Site
Council recalled the present administration efforts towards the establishment of an additional University in the State, which gave rise to the on-going construction works of the Northwest University and the urge to commence operations prior to the completion of some infrastructure at its permanent site, at Goron Dutse.
 
The Government in the interim decided to utilize ICT Park, Ado Bayero House as temporary site for the take off of the University, hence the need for the partitioning of the 5th floor of the ICT Park to give room for the institution. The sum of N60,364,880.00 was therefore approved for the construction of demountable Aluminum partitions of the floor for the temporary use of the Northwest University.

3.Ministry of Land and Physical Planning
 
Request for funds for the execution of the State and Local Governments five kilometer Roads Joint Projects:-
Attention of the Council was drawn by contents of this memorandum to the popularly acclaimed commendable initiative of the Government and its stewardship concerning the implementation of five kilometer road projects in the Headquarters of all the 44 Local Government Council Areas of the State.  The initiative though recently conceived will bring about a striking development drive throughout the length and breadth of Kano State. The routes envisaged were carefully selected by the communities themselves to provide the best physical development benefits to the towns concerned.  Designed as dual – carriage ways, the road will also be electrified and provided with street lights to modern standards, befitting typical African Urban centres of their status. However, the projects are proposed to be executed in phases starting with the following nine (9) Local Government Council Areas; viz: Albasu, Bichi, Dawakin Tofa, Gwarzo, Kibiya, Kura, Madobi and Warawa each of which is to bear an average cost of N1,730,718,015.21 bringing the entire project for the nine Local Governments to the aggregate cost of N13,825,697,752.90
 
Council approved release of the sum of N13,825,697,752.90 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning for the execution of the stated project.
 
 
b) Compensation for structure adjoining Tokarawa Primary School:
 
Council approved the release of N7,348,170.00 for the payment of structure and undeveloped lands belonging to private companies close to Tokarawa Primary School. This is necessitated due to the uncomfortable condition the School found itself due to the claim on its land by neighboring industries who were issue C. of . O’s around.  
 
4.Ministry of Justice
Presentation of a memorandum of the “Control of Animals (Amendment) Bill 2012:-
 Council was abundantly notified of an existing Law in the State referred to as “Control of Animals Law 1991” which is comprehensive in its application but need amendment regarding its penal provisions on payment of fines which are very insignificant. Deliberation on the Control of Animals (amendment) Bill 2012 Council considered contents of same and approved it for transmission to the Kano State House of Assembly for passage into Law.

5.Ministry of Health
The Council acknowledges having received a communication from the Ministry of Health on “Kano Medical Mission 2012” which is aimed at bringing foreign expatriates to help in difficult to handle cases especially of surgery. Council appreciated contents of the referred communication but directed the Hon. Commissioner of Health to have an in-depth look into the mission and report details of findings at next Council sitting.
 
6.Ministry of Rural and Community Development:-
 
Four (4) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Rural and Community Development for deliberation by the Council as follows:-
i.Request from funds for the purchase of Office equipment and consumables:-
Attention of the Council was significantly drawn to the fact the appreciatively sustained release of the sum of N400,000.00 monthly as over head cost fund to the Ministry is grossly in adequate. As such, the Council was requested to approve release of the sum of N1,982,000.00 to the Ministry for the purchase of four (4) 2 tons Panasonic Air-conditioners (standing), two (2) set of computers, printers and other accessories, twenty (20) toner cartridges, twenty (20) cartons of A4 papers and 3,600 liters of Diesel for 3 months use. Council approved release of the requested sum to the Ministry to facilitate for the stated purpose so as to smoothen operations and ensure provision of effective service.
 
ii.Request for approval and release of funds for the construction/provision of ventilation improved pit latrines (VIP) at some major rural markets in the State:-
Contents of this memorandum notified the Council of the need to construct toilets at seventy (70) market locations across the 36 Rural Local Governments in the State as a joint venture between the State and concerned Local Governments in the ratio of 40:60 (i.e 40% State, 60% LG). Importantly, a unit cost of each VIP facility was proposed to be at the tune of N10,078,153.50 totaling up to N705,526,745.00 for the seventy (70) VIP facilities. Sharing this cost between the State and concerned Local Governments will be N282,210,698.00 for the State while N4263,316,047.00 will be for the LGA to shoulder. Council appreciated the proposal and was prompted to direct the Hon. Commissioner to include Kumbotso, and Ungogo in the proposed construction of toilets at their markets for decision at the next sitting.
 
iii.Request for permission to utilize the retrieved concrete poles of NAMA site and funds to cater for some needs of REB:-
Council was alerted of some damages sustained by some power networks in various part of the State occasioned by the recent heavy downpour and concomitant breakage of H.T/L.T concrete poles.  REB appraised six (6) areas in four (4) Local Government and came up with the umber of 63 No. H.T. Poles required to address the situation. Council was requested to grant approval for the utilization of some of the retrieved L.T. and H. T concrete poles to rehabilitate the identified broken power lines so as to restore light in the affected areas and safeguard the cables and the release of he sum of N2,000,000.00 to REB as logistics.
 
iv.Request for funds for the purchase of borehole drilling compressor:-
Contents of this memorandum notified the Council of the general need for repairs of almost all machines available at the Ministry, which makes it precarious for the discharge of its normal services – especially the drilling of boreholes. As such, the sum of N15,000,000.00 was requested for release by the Ministry of Rural and Community Development to enable it purchase a new ingesol compressor model 470 CFM150 PSI as required for one of its most important service the drilling of boreholes. Council approves release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry to under take the stated purpose.
 
 Ministry for Special Duties
Request for funds for the training of 200 Lafiya Jari Potential Beneficiaries fourth (4th) batch from the Office of the special Adviser to the Executive Governor on Sanitation/Immunization:-
Release of the sum of N46,952,712.00 was approved to the Ministry for Special Duties for onward payment to the Office of the Special Adviser to the Executive Governor to enable the facilitation of the training of 200 Lafiya Jari Potential Beneficiaries fourth (4th) batch in continuation of the laudable programme sheikh is inline with the policy programmes aimed at positively impacting and gainfully transforming the lives of our teeming youth to self employment.
 
Ministry of Information, Youth Sport, Tourism and Culture.
Request for funds for sponsorship of Kano State Contingents at National Athletics competition holding in Akwa Ibom.
 
Council approved release of the request sum of N693,000.00 to this Ministry to enable it facilitate the participation of the Kano State contingent at  a National Athletics Competition in Akwa Ibom State. This is in concert with usual as per sponsorship for any participatory sporting activity. This administration never hesitate to support any meaningful sporting endeavour at whatever level since inception of its second tenure.
 
Office of the Deputy Governor/Hon. Commissioner for Local Governments:-
 Request for funds to implement the proposed Brand New Taxi Service Scheme in Kano Metropolis:-
The considerate Council approved the release of the sum N567,475,000.00 to the Office of the Deputy Governor/Hon. Commissioner for Local Government for the purchase of 260 band new taxi to be distributed across the 44 Local Government of the State.  The gesture will certainly reduce the level of income equality and create job opportunity with the potentials of boosting the investment portfolios of the Local Government Councils with the attendant income generation sources to each of them. Nevertheless, this is only in the 1st phase of the entire scheme.
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Today Wednesday 27th June, 2012 (8TH Sha’aban, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council held its Fifty fourth (54th) sitting in continuation with sequence of previous sittings during which important policy issues and programmes that positively impact on the quality of lives of our citizenry were deliberated upon.

Today’s Council sitting was presided over by the Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso during which 39 memoranda were submitted by 13 MDAS for deliberation by the Council. An expenditure of N17,548,270,477.90 covering 25 projects was approved for execution by the Council. Thus;

Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives, Tourism and Culture.
Three (3) memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council as follows;
Request for funds and permission to expand membership of the committee formed to investigate activities of Micro, Small, and Medium enterprises (MSMES) project assisted by the World Bank:-
Contents of the referred memorandum intimated Council of the findings of the Executive Committee formed on the strength of a communication received from NIPC. Summary of the findings highlighted that the main aim of the MSME project is to encourage institutional initiatives through the provision of financial and non-financial services as well as improving the policy environment in selected non oil industries for small businesses to thrive. This endeavour is quite in accord with the present administrations effort at creating jobs and employment opportunities. So, the call for the expansion of the Committee to encompass service providers and Micro – Banks, Desk Officers and World Bank representative from Abuja to conduct an interactive session with at least 100 participants. Facilitation for the interactive session will cost the sum of N575,000.00.

Council approved for the expansion of the committee as requested and the release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry to enable the facilitation of the stated interactive session.
Information memorandum on the introduction of an In-House Training Programme:-
Council acknowledged and appreciated having received this memorandum as informing the sitting of an In-House Training Programme organized in a bid to shift focus from the acquisition of knowledge to its application thereby developing competence for the trainees in the application of skills and mastering of the art of performing optimally at their duty posts. The training programme has already commenced with thirty eight (38) participants – viz;
i. Eight (8) sectional Heads of the Department of co-operatives
ii. Fifteen (15) Zonal and Unit Heads of the Department of Co-operatives.
iii. Fifteen (15) Senior Officers (GL.13) from the Dept. of Commerce.
Targets for the training achievements include; improved communication internally, improved commitment to work, applied performance measurement at all levels.
Council noted the endeavour and wished the Ministry well along with blessings.
Presentation of the second and third report of the Executive Committee to ensure employment of Kano State indigenous citizens by industries operating in Kano:-

Contents of the referred memorandum reminded the responsive Council of the formation of an Executive Committee assigned the responsibility of monitoring the private organizations/companies in a bid to ensure their compliance with employment of Kano State indigenous citizens at least in the low cadre level of their workforce. The Committee already submitted its first report for February, 2012. Presentation of the second and third reports covering the months of March and April respectively was acknowledged by the Council today whereby it was appreciated after deliberations that contents of the two reports presented details on findings at the fifteen (15) organizations visited and appraised. Highlights comprised the underlisted and more.

i. Most indigenous citizens are incompetent, pampered, indisciplined, immoral, filferous, unreliable, etc.
ii. Employment records of some companies are not comprehensive.
iii. Production cost is too high when sourcing for electricity and water supplies are considered talk less of engaging more hands for whom wages have to be paid regularly.
iv. Employment of 60% of the workforce by private company operators is only possible by promulgation and enforcement of a law on the issue.

Again, the memorandum had ten prayers for the Council to approve and directed eight (8) MDA S to take action upon and report back along with recommendations.

Ministry of Finance
Memorandum on Dividend payment to Kano State Government by Kano State Investment and Properties Limited.
Contents of this memorandum heartened the Council by informing the sitting of the payment to the State Government of dividends accrued from its investment in the company to the tune of N20,000,000.00 as evidenced by Fidelity Bank cheques number 080532231 and 08532214 of N10 million each .
Request for authorization to constitute an Ad-hoc Task Force Committee on Revenue Generation and the allocation of five (5) double cabin Toyota Hillux vehicles.

Council noted considered and appreciated contents this memorandum as stating the very significant need for the setting up of an ad-hoc task Force that will be charged with the responsibility of intensive sensitization, updating tax payers/revenue collection data base and collection of all revenues. The committee to be under the Ministry of Finance/Board of Internal Revenue with membership drawn from; Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Land, revenue generating MDAs and other relevant stake holders. Three to six months period is considered enough for the committee to conclude its assignment and present a report to the Council thereafter. Again, allocation of five double cabin Toyota Hillux vehicles for he smooth operation of the committee was requested. Council approved for the formation of the stated committee and directed the Office of the Secretary to the State Government to look into the issue of the likelihood of allocating the requested vehicles.

Presentation of report on the fact finding visit to Lagos State by the Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Finance in respect of statutory charges/levies in the award of contracts:-

Contents of this memorandum reported on the visits of the Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Finance to Lagos State Ministry of Finance and FIRS Office Abuja in order to find and ascertain the current rate and charges in the award of contracts. Main highlights of the findings prompted the Council to consider and approve for the underlisted; viz;
i. Charge 1% stamp duty from the contractors bill of quantities.
ii. For further clarification that the fees being paid for pre-qualification (N100,000.00) are for works registration certificates and application forms not for tender fees.
iii. For the retention of the 2% tender fees.
iv. That henceforth all potential/eligible contractors should provide evidence of the payment of personal income tax as part of requirements for the award of contracts.

Ministry of Education
Five (5) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Education for consideration and deliberation by the Council as follows;

Request for provision of School buses to the newly established and up-graded Science and Technical Colleges in the State and construction of additional classroom blocks.

This memorandum coherently substantiated to the responsive Council the need for the allocation of School buses, as is done to almost all secondary schools in the State, to the newly established and upgraded Science and Technical schools so as to ensure smooth and hitch free movement of students especially for medical reasons, field trips, guiz and sports competitions etc at least one bus is required by each of the underlisted schools; GTS Danbatta, GSTC Dadin Kowa, GSTC Gani, Sumaila, and GTC Wudil.

Again, the Ministry requested via this same memorandum for the Council to consider and approve the construction of additional classroom blocks (Kwankwasiyya type) in some colleges under the STSB in order to accommodate new intakes and decongest the existing classes to current 40 students per class policy of the present administration. The concerned schools are: GTC Kano, GSTC Kano, Muktar Adnan Day Science College, GTC Ungogo and GTC Bagauda.

Council considered and directed the Office of the Secretary to the State Government to take action on the issue of allocating the five buses to the five schools mentioned. Likewise Council directed the Office of the Hon. Commissioner for Education to re-present more comprehensive memorandum on the issue of construction of more classroom blocks.

Request for funds for the placement of Hardboard ceiling and Terrazo floor finish with PVC ceiling and floor tiles respectively and execution of additional works at Govt. sec. school Kwankwaso (ETF-BOT/2010):-

Contents of this communication reminded the Council of an executive decision taken at one of its sittings at which the Ministry of Education was instructed to replace Terrazo floor finish and hardboard ceiling with the modern PVC ceiling and floor tiles respectively for further infrastructural improvement of facilities at GSS Kwankwaso. Additional work was discovered in the endevour. So, the Ministry requested the Council to consider approving the release of the aggregate sum of N19,045,768.47 for the replacement of the materials and execution of the additional works. Council approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Education.

Request for funds to carry out required additional work at the newly established Governor’s College Kofar Nasarawa:-

Contents of this memorandum notified Council of the series of vinspection visits to the referred school by His Excellency Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso during which he directed for additional works and changed some specifications which essentially wil cost N35,796,082.00 from the details presented. The Ministry requested Council to approve the release of the stated sum of money to enable facilitation of the directive given by His Excellency the Governor. Council approve release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry to facilitate for the stated purposes.

Request for funds for the construction of perimeter wall fence of three (3) primary schools:-
Contents of this memorandum requested the Council to approve the release for the sum of N126,121,600.79 to the Ministry of Education to enable compliance with the Executive directives given by the Executive Governor Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso on the wall fencing of Danbagina P. S in Dawakin Kudu LGCA, Dorawar Sallau P.S in G/Mallam LGCA and Danladi Nasidi P .S in Kumbotso LGCA. Council approved release of the requested sum to the Ministry to enable SUBEB execute the stated projects.

Request for funds for the completion and expansion of a school building donated to the Ministry of

Education at Unguwar Gini in Municipal Local Government Area:-
Council approved the release of the requested sum of N26,932,243.85 to the Ministry of Education to execute the completion and extension of the school premises donated to the Government by a philanthropist Arch. Ibrahim Garba Kabara.

Request for funds for the establishment of a Boarding primary school at Minjibir town in Minjibir Local Government Area:-


The requested sum of N184,897,614.00 was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Education, in compliance with a promise made by the Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to establish a boarding primary school in Minjibir town. The main aim is to improve and uplift the fallen standard of primary education in the State. Twelve (12) different projects are to be executed with the aggregate requested and approved sum money.


Request for funds to address the physical deplorable condition of Government Secondary School Kafin Maiyaki (Phase I):-

N84,259,784.39 was approved for release by the council to the Ministry of Education in order to address the physical deploration condition at GSS K/Maiyaki so as to improve the dilapidated infrastructural facilities for conducive teaching and learning.

Request for funds for the construction of a wall-fence and Administrative Block and Standard Gate House at GJSS Janbulo Gwale Local Government Area:-

Need to separate Janbulo primary school from GJSS Janbulo was substantiated to the council by contents of this memorandum which made council to approve release of the requested sum of N17,970,434.60 to the Ministry of Education to expedite action on the issue so as to provide an enabling and conducive situation for GJSS Janbulo as the school will soon be upgraded to senior secondary status.

Request for funds for the construction of wall fence to demarcate GGSS Unguwa Uku from the Football pitch that shares the abundant undeveloped piece of land with the school:-
To save encroachment into the premises of GGSS Unguwa Uku, Council approved the release of the requested sum of N7,302,812.18 to the Ministry of Education to expedite action on the construction of the wall fence as requested.

Office of the Secretary to the State Government

Four (4) memoranda on issues under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government were submitted for consideration and deliberation by the Council; Thus;
Request for Operational Funds/members sitting allowances (Jan – May, 2012) submitted by the State Standing Committee on Solid Minerals Development:

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the sum of N1,815,000.00 as requested as funds to settle the sitting allowances for the nine (9) members of the standing committee on Solid Minerals Development.

Request from Kano State Water Board for funds to procure a 30-seater bus:-
Council approved release of N16,175,000.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for the procurement and allocation of one (1) unit 30-seater bus to the Kano State Water Board for conveying its staff to their places of work at challawa with a view to motivating them for effective and efficient service delivery.

Request for funds for the settlement of tuition fees in respect of 15 Kano Indigenous candidate qualified to undergo a one (1) year course in power generation engineering at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria:-

The Council considered and approved the release of the requested sum of N11,250,000.00 to the office of the secretary to the state Government to facilitate for the stated purpose since it is in concert with the policy of the present administration.

Request for sponsorship of Kano State Indigenous candidates for commercial pilot training at International Aviation College Ilorin:-

Council noted, while considered and appreciated contents of this memorandum as requesting for sponsorship for 50 qualified indigenous candidates from the state into the referred college for the mentioned course. Council agreed in principle but approved and directed the office of the SSG to represent the issue in respect of 100 candidates.
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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2012, 04:37:10 PM »
54th council meeting continued:

Ministry for Special Duties
Request from the Special Advisor Food Security for Funds to facilitate the transportation of fertilizer to 484 wards for the 2012 cropping season:-

Council considered contents of this memorandum and did not hesitate to approve for the release of the requested sum of N26,117,000.00 to the Ministry for Special Duties for onward payment to the Office of the Special Advisor food Security to expedite action in carrying out the stated purpose considering the fact that the rainy season is already here with us and to fulfill the resolve of the present administration as regards the supply of fertilizer is paramount.

Request for funds for the take-off of the Office of the Special Assistant on Private Health Institutions:-

Contents of this memorandum requested the Council for the release of N1,000,000.00 as take-off grant for the Office of the Special Assistance on Private Health Institutions along with granting approval for the following: furniture, two computers and two printers to be supplied to the office.

Again, three (3) inspection vehicles were requested to be allocated by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for allocation to the PHIRU Office. In addition, contents of the memorandum requested Council to direct the Ministry of Works to inspect PHIRU and prepare a bill of quantities for the renovation/construction of the required structures and submit for Government consideration. Council approved the release of the requested N1,000,000.00 as take-off grant for the stated office holder and approved the other prayers for implementation.

Ministry of Higher Education
Presentation of Results of 2011 Institutional Accreditation of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUT) Wudil:-
Contents of this communication informed Council of the results from the accreditation visitation conducted from 4th – 9th December, 2011 at KUT Wudil by the National University Commission whereby the school scored 65.70% Interim Accreditation which is valid for only 5 years. In summary, six (6) deficiency areas were presented for the school to remedy. As such, Council noted and directed the Hon. Commissioner for Higher Education to liase with the University authorities in addressing issues raised on measures to take remedial action on and present findings at next Council sitting

Ministry of Science and Technology:-
Two memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council as follows;
Request for fund to facilitate payment of foundation courses in respect of 104 number of Kano State students with re-unit cases at Kano Informatics Institute:-

Council considered and approved the release of the requested sum of N2,000,000.00 to the Ministry of Science and Technology to facilitate for the stated purpose so as to ensure continuity for the course in the cases of students concerned.

b. Request for funds for the training of 440 unemployed youth on chalk making:-
Contents of this memorandum appreciatively convinced the council on the empowerment capability of the proposed project to the teeming unemployed youth ion the State which is in concert with the policy of the present administration. So, Council approved the release of the requested sum of N36,176,500.00 as mobilization and facilitation fees for the training to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Ministry of Health
Four (4) memorandum were submitted by the Ministry of Health for consideration by the Council as follows:-

Submission on the proposed Kano State Medical Mission 2012
Contents of this memorandum reminded the Council of the proposed mission with the intent of improving the health care delivery to the people of the State. The mission is a collaborative effort between United State based Nigerian Physicians and Nigerian based Physicians and the State Government. The services usually provided include primary care adult medicine, pediatrics, eye care, general surgery, urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, etc. In fact the benefits derivable include:-
i. Patients requiring expert advanced surgery will have it here in Kano without going abroad.
ii. Large number of patients awaiting surgeries will be operated in good time.
iii. The mission will create an avenue for collaboration with hospitals in the USA.
iv. The experts are coming along with some equipment to be used during the activities, after which they will be donated to the state.

However, the Ministry of Health requested for the release of N51,722,080.00 for the conduct of the mission which the Council did appreciatively as the endeavour is in line with the policy of the present administration on health issues.

Request for funds for the renovation/completion of works (phase II) to accommodate the new State Agency for Control of AIDS (SACA) at former Bee-Zee-Bee Hotel:-
The requested sum of N29,322,176.00 was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Health to expedite action on the stated project so as to ensure the provision of suitable accommodation, though in co-existence, for the SACA.

c. Request for funds for the procurement of X-Ray machines and Lead Lining works at six (6) Hospitals in the State:-

Contents of this memorandum requested Council for the release of the aggregate sum of N23,787,500.00 to the Ministry of Health to undertake the under listed projects.

i. Supply of three complete Mobile Mediroll X-ray unit with tube & light beam
diaphragm including installation with one year guarantee to Kabo, Sabo B/Z and Gaya Hospitals at N3,500,000 each

ii. Repairs of existing x-ray machines at 3 hospitals: Doguwa, Danbatta and Rogo Hospitals

iii. Lead lining works at Kabo, Sabo B/Z and Gaya Hospitals

Council approved release of he requested sum of money to the Ministry to execute the stated purpose.

d. Request for funds to rehabilitate the Kano Dental Centre:-
Council approved release of the sum of N78,374,877.30 to the Ministry of Health as requested to expedite action on the rehabilitation of the Kano Dental Centre as its services are acutely required by the citizens of State. Such have been in short supply due to the dilapidation and inadequacy of the existing Dental Centre.

Ministry of Land and Physical Planning
Request for funds for the execution of the second batch of five kilometer road project:-
Contents of this memorandum adequately reminded the Council of its approval for the first batch of five kilometer road projects covering eight (8) LGCAs. Another set of eight (8) Local Government Areas have now been fully analysed. They include Bebeji, Bunkure, Dambatta, Minjibir, Rano, Shanono, Tofa and Tuduun Wada. The total sum of N16,203,626,212.80 was approved for release by the Council and award of the contracts to the stated contractors as these projects are set to exert lasting transformation of the urban heritage of the State.

Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport
Request for funds for the completion of commercial blocks of flats at Enugu Road Sabon Gari under the care of the Kano State Housing Corporation:-

Need for the completion of the stated blocks of flats was coherently stated for the council to consider before granting the approval for the release of the requested sum of N99,606,797.23 to the Ministry to expedite action on the completion work so as to make the place viable for revenue generation in congruence with the laudable programmes of the present administration.

Request for funds for the installation of street lights at Kofar Kabuga, Kofar Waika and Kofar Ruwa:-
Contents of this memorandum were notifying the council of the compliance of the Ministry to the Executive directives given by the Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on the referred projects. So, an assessed bill to the tune of N36,555,492.00 for the execution of the stated projects was approved for release to the Ministry to comply with the executive directives.

Request for funds for the installation of street lights from Nitel Training School Centre to INEC Round About:-

Council approved release of the sum of N17,582,968.00 to the Ministry to enable compliance to the Executive directives given to it on the stated project as it is in line with the policy of the present administration.

Ministry of Water Resources
Three memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council, thus;
Request for funds for the construction of perimeter wall fence of the new 150MLD Tamburawa Water Treatment plant:-

This request was in line with the policy of this administration and council did not hesitate to approve the release of the sum of N20,000,000.00 to the Ministry of Water Resources to execute the stated project so as to secure and protect the water supply infrastructures.

b. Information memorandum on Revalidation and Authority to Incur Expenditure relative to procurement of 1000mm Ductile Iron pipes for water pipelines contract:-

This memorandum amply reminded the Council of details of the referred communication. Contracts were awarded on the issue at hand and substantial progress has been achieved since.

i. 600mm type of pipes meant for Watari Kano project have arrived project site and work has already begun.
ii. 1000mm type of pipes meant for challawa to Goron Dutse water project are at the port in Lagos awaiting port processing formalities and transportation to Kano.
So Council approved for the revalidation of the contract and the Authority to incur Expenditure relative to the country so as to see the project to its completion considering its significance in ensuring the improvement of pipe-borne water supply to the teeming populace of the State.

c. Request for a review of Cash backing for the supply of diesel and the servicing of electricity generators for the regional water supply scheme:-

Council noted and considered contents of the referred memorandum which prompted the approval of the upward review of the cash backing referred from the preview N42million to N60million and for responsibility to be shared between/among the concerned Local Government Areas.

Office of the Head of Civil Service
Two (2) memoranda were presented by the Office of the Head of Civil Service for consideration by the council.

Notification of the need to extend the 35% salary enhancement as approved since 2011 to the state judiciary:-

Council was adequately notified of the long awaited need for the enhancement of salary status of the judiciary staff to the approved 35% increment level and the Council did not hesitate to approve for the immediate implementation of the upward review so as to bridge all disparities in remunerations approved for the entire civil service.

Request for funds for the settlement of allowances of sixty two (62) medical officers currently undergoing residency courses for the 2012:-

The critical need for the training of medical officers significant to their roles in the provision of critically required healthcare delivery prompted the council to approve release of the requested sum N23,064,000.00 to the Office of the Head of Civil Service to effect payment of the stated allowance to the sixty two (62) medical officers at the respective sum of N372,000 per head.

Ministry of Environment
Two (2) memoranda were presented by the Ministry of Environment for consideration by the council.

Request for funds for the implementation of the sustainable Gum Arabic Production KNAP:-
Council approved release of the sum of the N12,210,600.0 to the Ministry to execute the establishment of gun Arabic plantation on a 20 hectares land and another 20 hectares of Boswellice (Arabrabio) at Kanyen Adam in Gabasawa LGCA. The project is envisaged to help rehabilitate the degraded soil in the area, increase productivity and effectively control wind and water erosion and in addition provide source of income through yield of high quality industrial gum.

Request for the procurement and allocation of one (1) fairly used CAT DBK Bulldozer and two (2) brand new ZL 50G Ladico pay loaders:-

Contents of this memorandum amply stated the need for the above to improve the operational capacity of REMASAB. As such, council approved for the, release of N85,602,234.00 as requested to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for purchase and allocation of the stated vehicles to the Ministry for use by REMASAB.
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2012, 02:05:40 PM »
Today Wednesday 4th July, 2012 (15TH Sha’aban, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council  held its FiftyFifth (55th) sitting in continuation with sequence of previous sittings during which important policy issues and programmes that positively impact on the quality of lives of our citizenry were deliberated upon.

As, usual, today’s Council sitting was presided over by the Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso during which 25 memoranda were submitted by 11 MDA’S for deliberation by the Council.  An expenditure of N4,715,553,666.00 covering 14 projects was approved for execution by the Council.

Ministry for Higher Education
Three (3) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry for Higher Education for deliberation by the Council as follows:
Request for funds to facilitate for the conduct of the 2012 Re-Accreditation/Interim Accreditation and Verification Exercise for Kano State Polytechnic:-
The responsive Council was fully informed of the outcome of the accreditation visitation by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to the Kano State Polytechnic during which certain pre-requisite requirements were presented to the school pending accreditation for it’s various courses – thus:-
 
i. Procurement of books                   -        N8,000,000.00
ii. Initial accreditation fee for school of rural Technology and Entrepreneur Development     -                           N15,346,100.77
iii. Accreditation of programmes in school of Technology and Management Studies. N58,741,662.50
 
Total                          -        N82,087,7630.27
 
As such, the Ministry requested the Council for approval of the release of N82,087,763.27 to facilitate for the stated purpose. Council approved for the release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry to enable the Kano State Polytechnic facilitate for the stated purpose.
 
Submission of an Information memorandum on the Accreditation of the Department of Accountancy at Kano State Polytechnic:-
Council was gladdened by the information contained in this memorandum as they entailed details on the accreditation certificate granted to the stated department by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). So, Council noted, considered and blessed the Institution wishing it well and good tidings in all its performances.

Confirmation of 8No. Kano State Indigenous citizens to the rank of Professors by the Bayero University, Kano.
Council noted with delight the confirmation of eight (8) indigenous citizens of Kano State to the rank of Professor (s) by the authorities of Bayero University, Kano wishing them the best in their future endeavors. The affected professor(s) are as follows:-

1.Prof. Hafiz                                  Biochemistry
2.Prof. Yusuf                                 Medical Geography
3.Prof. Muktari A. Yusuf                Linguistics
4.Prof. Habu                                  Political Science
5.Prof. Muhammad Dalhatu           Economics
6.Prof. Aminu                                 Law
7.Prof. Muhammad I                      Education
8.Prof. Ahmad                               Agriculture
 
2. Ministry of Project Monitoring and Evaluation:-

Submission of a report from the Ad-Hoc Executive Committee formed on the Kano Informatics Institute:-

Contents of this memorandum adequately informed the Council of details on findings by the three (3) member Executive Ad-hoc committee formed on the issue at hand. Essentially the report presented two conditions that need to be satisfied prior to direct affiliation of Kano Informatics Institute with the Singapore Academy. Meanwhile, the committee recommends that the Kano state Government should continue with the programme through the Jigawa state Institute in view of the potential benefits of the program. However, the Ministry for Science and Technology should vigorously pursue the issue of sub-franchise status in order to be independent of the Jigawa State Institute. Again, the committee recommends for the introduction of relevant commercial courses through which government subvention will be augmented and other training opportunities provided to the people in the State. Council noted, considered and approved for the State Government to pay for the admission fees of the newly admitted students so as for them to continue with the programme while at the same time directed the Ministry for Science and Technology to vigorously follow up the request for sub-franchise status with the Jigawa State Institute in order to speed up the process.

3. Ministry of Health

Two (2) memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council:

Request for funds to settle outstanding balance of payment for diesel supplied to State Government Hospitals in August/September 2011:-
The attentive Council was notified of the stated issue by contents of this memorandum. Details presented were that Council approved for the release of the sum of N39,600,000.00 while only N27,000,000.00 was released for the same purpose to the Hospital Management Board leaving an outstanding sum of N12,600,000.00 whose relevant invoice, store receipt vouchers and HSMB allocation slips were presented for Councils consideration. Council noted, considered and approved for the release of N12,600,000.00 to the Ministry of Health so as to enable the HSMB facilitate for he staed purpose in order to ensure the regular supply of Diesel to the Government owned Hospitals so as to power their stand-by electricity generating plants in view of he incessant power outages from PHCN.

African Leadership Magazine Award:
Council noted with deep appreciation the award honored to His Excellency the Executive Governor by a renowned African Leadership Magazine Award in the Northwest zone of the nation for his contribution towards health and human services provision particularly in Kano State.                                             

4. Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Five (5) memoranda were submitted by the office of the Secretary to the State Government for consideration by the Council as follows:

(a)Request for funds for the execution of some environmental related projects as recommended by the sustainable Kano Project (SKP):-
Contents of this communication notified the Council of the request for the joint execution of five (5) environmentally – related projects in which collaborative effort between community based organization and Government are put together whereby the former provides labour while the latter provides the working materials.  Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of N7,837,761.90 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the Office of the Sustainable Kano Project (SKP) to facilitate for the stated projects.

(b)Request for the provision of operational vehicles to the college of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies from the Honourable Commissioner Ministry for Higher Education:
Council noted, considered and approved for the office of the Secretary to the State Government to step into the issue and allocated the request number of vehicle in view of their significance to the college thus;

(I)One (1) 55-Seater Buses.
(II)One (1) Toyota Hilux Pick-ups.
(c)Request for assistance by allocating a commuter bus to the Student Union Government of Aminu Kano College of Islamic Legal Studies;
This request was presented to the Council as endorsed by the office of the Honourable Commissioner Ministry for Higher Education. Council approved and directed the office of the Secretary to the State Government to take up the matter so as to ensure compliance with the request.

(d)Request for the allocation of six(6) Toyota Hilux Doub`le Cabin Pick-up vehicles to the Road Traffic Department of Works, Housing and Transport:
The statutory functions of the referred Department Compelled the Ministry of works to request for the allocation of the stated number of vehicles while Council approved the allocation of one vehicle and directed the office of the Secretary to the Government to step into the matter in order to ensure provision of one vehicle.

(e)Request for operational vehicles from the Ministry of Women Affairs:
This ministry requested for allocation of operational vehicles to enable it deliver services much more effectively. The request is thus;

(I)Two(2) 18-seater busses.
(II)One(1) Toyota Hilux Double Cabin Pick-up.
Council approved the allocation of item (II) and directed the office of the Secretary to the Government to step into the matter in order to ensure compliance to the request.

5. Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Co-operatives, Tourism and Culture.

Three (3) memoranda were submitted by this ministry for deliberation by the council as follows;

(a)Notification of the conduct of second edition of Ramadan Fair by Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA):

Contents of this memorandum essentially notified the council of the officially scheduled date to begin the referred fair ( i.e Thursday 12th july,2012 to Sunday 5th August,2012). The fair conducted in its maiden (previous) year was a huge success that deserves an encore as it proved capable of attracting various manufacturers and traders of various commodities such as food stuff, utensils, fruits, e.t.c. All the 44 LGCA’S will participate at the fair along with private organizations and individuals. As such, the Ministry of Commerce requested the council for the release of N5,000.000.00k as logistics and general requirement to facilitate for the fair and a donation of N100,000.00k to the chamber to smoothen conduct of the fair.

Council approved release of the sum of N1,000,000.00k to the ministry of commerce to enable the KACCIMA conduct the Ramadan fair.

(b)  Notification of the Induction of Kano State as a member of Nigeria/Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (NNCC):

Contents of this memorandum notified the council of the induction of Kano State as the fourth public sector member among Ekiti, Osun and Nassarawa states in Nigeria where eleven (11) companies are members from the private sector. This induction is important for Kano State as the commercial hub of Nigeria while the Netherlands remain the biggest trading partner accounting for about 20% volume of trade with the entire European Union. The chamber, as inducted, will create a platform for increased co-operation amongst peoples and institutions in the two countries. Whereby areas such as trade and investment, water resources and waste management, power generation and agriculture can be explored. Council noted and appreciated the remark presented by the Kano state representative at the induction event on Friday 29th june,2021 in Lagos at the metropolitan club Victoria Island.

 (c)    Request for funds for the Completion and Commissioning of Kura Export Production Village (EPV) Project:

This memorandum amply acquainted the responsive Council of the genesis and need for the EPV at kura in which the export promotion commission, NEXIM and UNIDO are keen to work with. The committee on the issue visited Niger republic in January 2012 in order to establish an identical case. The Ministry of commerce in conjunction with the implementation committee is proprosing Thursday 12th july, 2012 for His Excellency the executive Governor Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso FNSE to perform the commissioning ceremony for the project. Essentially, about sixteen(16)  issues with financial implications to the tune of N19,997,076.11 need to be addressed pending full achievement of the set objectives. So, Council approved release of the sum of N7,590,000.00  to the ministry of commerce to enable the implementation committee actualize the proposal of setting up an Export Promotion Village at kura town, where a cottage industry to process tomatoes and peppers into sachets and sacks will be established.
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2012, 02:10:34 PM »
55th continued:

6. Ministry of Justice.

Response to PFIZER Inc. proposal made by Kano State Government at the donors meeting of 26th April, 2012;

 Council noted contents of the referred memorandum and approved for the firm of Dikko and Mahmoud to step into the matter on behalf of the State Government in order to ensure that the victims get as much as possible compensation from PFIZER since they have already replied PFIZER’s letter of 22nd May,2012.

7. Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport.

Three (3) memoranda were submitted by this ministry for deliberation by the council as follows;

(a)Request for funds for the construction of pedestrian bridge at Bompai Police Barracks Kano:
The council noted and considered the referred request as in tune with the policy of the present administration on the provision of qualitative required services that have direct positive impact on the lives of the citizenry. So, Council approved the release of the requested sum of N18,100,653.72k to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to carry out the stated project.

(b)Request for funds to carry out emergency renovation works at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp at Kusalla in Karaye LGCA:
N15,447,806.30 was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to expedite action on the referred project so as to address the state of general disrepair at the NYSC orientation camp regarding its significance.

(c)Submission of Recommendation on the Development of Mass Housing at Loko-Goma Abuja:
Contents of this memorandum reminded Council on issues connected to the re-allocated Loko-Goma land back to the state Government. Council acknowledged the report and approved for the development as proposed.

8. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Three (3) memoranda were presented by this Ministry for deliberation by the council as follows:

a.Submission of a memorandum on procurement of seeds for implementation of Growth Enhancement Services (GES):
Council noted, considered contents of this memorandum and approved the release of the sum of N153,487,500.00 to the Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources to enable it pay for the cost of 2,110 tones of rice seeds and 696 tones of maize seeds from the Federal allocation to the State. Again, Council approved that each of the 44 LGCAs to serve as a redemption centre for farmers to collect seeds.

b.Request for funds on procurement of some additional fertilizer to accelerate timely provision to farmers:
Council approved the release of N1,190,280,000.00 for the procurement of additional fertilizer as an alternative due to some logistic problem related to supply of raw materials from Lagos to save the situation that poses potential threat to 2012 crop production in the State.

c.Request for funds for the Construction of some facilities at Bagauda Livestock institution:
Council noted, considered contents of this memorandum and approved the release of the aggregate sum of N17,917,750.68 to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to enable it facilitate for the following at the referred institution..Thus,

                   i.Construction of Toilets/Bathrooms  -N12,382,620.88

                   ii.Kitchen/Cafeteria -                             N4,147,489.80

                   iii.Laying of Interlock tiles     -               N1,387,640.00

                             Total                      -        N17,917,750.68   

9. Ministry of Land and Physical Planning

Two (2) memoranda were presented by this Ministry for deliberation by the council as follows:

(a)Request for the re-validation of Road Contracts for Inherited road projects:
 The Council considered contents of this memorandum and approved the revalidation of the stated contracts along with the release of the sum of N2,714,890,134.23 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning to re-award the contracts to the concerned companies accordingly.

b. Request for funds for the payment of Compensation for Land, Trees and Structures at Dawanau (Northern Terminus):

Council approved the release sum of N420,373,546.00 for the payment of compensation for Land, Trees and Structures at Dawanau as the kind gesture is in concert with the policy of the present administration to compensate for any land acquired for developmental purposes.

10. Ministry of Water Resources

Request for funds for the commencement of laying of 1000mm ductile iron pipes from chalawa Water Treatment plant to Goron Dutse:

Council was notified of the arrival of the referred pipes to Kano by contents of this memorandum and the Ministry of Water Resources is requesting for N67,416,750.00 to commence the work of burying the pipes for a distance of 15 kilometers. Council approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Water Resources to enable the execution of the stated work which will enhance water supply to Kano metropolis.

11. Deputy Governor/Ministry for Local Government

Request for funds on the proposed second phase of Marriage of 250 Divorces/Widows (Zarawara) and Spinsters:

Council approved the release of N10,050,000.00 to facilitate for the implementation of the second phase of Zawarawa marriage programme conducted under the Kano State Hisbah Board.
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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2012, 09:06:27 PM »
It seems like we get (a new) Media Aid to the governor in the forum. Job well done. Lol!
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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2012, 03:01:07 PM »
56TH KANO STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

Today Wednesday 11th July, 2012 (22nd Sha’aban, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council held its Fifty sixth (56th) sitting in continuation with sequence of previous sittings during which important policy issues and programmes that positively impact on the quality of lives of our citizenry were deliberated upon.

Today’s Council sitting was presided over by the Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso FNSE during which 36 memoranda were submitted by 13 MDA’s for deliberation by the Council. An expenditure of N31,217,721,649.40 covering 21 projects was approved for execution by the Council. Thus;

1. Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport.

Eight (8) memoranda were presented by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council as follows;
(a) Notification of the urgent need to develop the academic (building) section of the Kano State Sports Institution at Karfi town and request for funds to facilitate for the project:
Council was amply reminded of its appreciative award of the contract for the construction of a perimeter wall and entrance gate at the proposed Institute site by contents of this memorandum which at the same requested for the release of funds to facilitate for the construction/development of the academic section so as to ensure for the immediate/timely commencement of academic programs in compliance with the administration’s policy on such projects. As such, Council approved for the release of the requested sum of N394,443,261.12 to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport for the execution of the stated project.
(b) Request for funds for the renovation of damaged structures/properties at Cabinet office Kano:
Contents of this memorandum politely notified the Council of the need to renovate damaged structures/properties at the Cabinet office and requested for the release of the sum of N41,651,857.44 to facilitate for the purpose. Council approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to expedite action on the renovation work so as to put the affected structures back to normal use accordingly.
(c) Request for funds for the construction of academic Infrastructure to facilitate operations at the proposed Kano State Entrepreneurship Development Institute at Dawakin Tofa:
Council was politely reminded by contents of this memorandum, that the referred Institute is among the twenty (20) of its type established by the present administration. So, responding to instructions, the ministry of works, Housing and Transport produced designs suitable for the institute upon which bills of quantities were prepared to the aggregate sum of N363,531.506.20 which was requested for release by the Council for execution of the referred project. The Council approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport for the execution of the stated project in view of its significance and being in line with the present administration’s laudable programmes on self reliance and the creation of employment opportunities.
(d) Request for funds for the construction of Academic Block, two (2) Hostel Blocks and kitchen facilities at Informatics Institute Kura:
Attention of the Council was politely drawn to the need for putting in place additional facilities pending the commencement of academic programmes at the Informatics Institute Kura. As such, the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport requested the Council for the release of the aggregate sum of N397,337,217.25 for the construction of Academic Block, two (2) hostel blocks and kitchen facilities for immediate commencement of academic programmes at the Institute and Council complied in order to facilitate for immediate commencement of academic programmes at the Institute in actualization of Governments commitment.
(e) Request for funds for general renovation work at Audu Bako Secretariat Wall fence and provision of security wire:
The responsive Council was amply notified by contents of this memorandum, of the situation of the perimeter wall fence at Audu Bako Secretariat and the need to upgrade it as well as improve the security condition in order to protect lives and property within the secretariat, N54,667,723.68 as requested was approved for release by the Council for the renovation work so as to normalize the security situation at Audu Bako secretariat.


(f) Request for funds for the execution of additional work at Sani Abacha Youth Vocational Center:
Council was politely alerted of the need for additional work in order to complete work started in compliance with an executive directive given on Sani Abacha Vocational Training Center. The sum of N5,042.273.72 as requested, was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to enable execution of the additional work as directed.
(g) Request for funds for the renovation work at the offices of the World Bank Assisted Projects Kano State:
Contents of this memorandum alerted the responsive Council of the need to carry out renovation works at the offices of the World Bank Assisted Projects Kano State in view of the state of dilapidation and general disrepair of the property. Council noted, considered and approved release of the requested sum of N6,896,615.50 to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to expedite action on the execution of the renovation works as stated.
(h) Request for Funds for the Construction of Fly-over Bridges(State Road K/Nassarawa and Ibrahim Taiwo Road from Radio Kano):
Council was adequately notified of the multitude number of problems resulting from traffic congestion, road accidents, increase in vehicular running cost, noise and air pollution, delays, loss of revenue and criminal activities which bedevil the transportation situation in Kano being the most popular state in the federation and second only to Lagos in commercial activities. Solutions need to be put in place so as to save the unfortunate situation. And, one such solution is the construction of Fly-over bridges at strategic locations to provide easy flow of traffic and reduction of traffic congestion on our roads. Two(2) cluster of the Fly-over bridges are proposed for consideration-Thus:
1st cluster comprises of;
i. Silver Jubilee/Rotary Intersection(Zaria Road/State Road Round
About/Junction).
ii. Gidan Murtala/Rotary Intersection.
iii. Gidan Radio/Rotary Intersection (IBB Road and Ibrahim Taiwo Road Junction)

2nd cluster comprises of;
. Gyadi-Gyadi/Rotary Intersection(Zaria Road and Maiduguri junction/Round about)
. Dangi/Rotary Intersection(Zaria Road and Zoo Road junction/Round about)
Nevertheless, contents of this memorandum requested for the release of the sum of N5,933,520,068.34 to the ministry of works, housing and transport for the construction of the first cluster of fly-over bridges as first phase of the entire project. Council noted, considered and approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Works for the execution of the stated project due to its significance.

2. Office of the Head of Civil Service.
Request for funds to facilitate for the computerization of the activities of Kano State Pension Trustees:
Attention of the Council was respectively drawn to the significance of information technology in ensuring prudence and efficiency in the conduct of businesses. Specifically, the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees has Five (5) major departments that manage activities related to 19,655 pensioners as at May, 2012 which makes the work enormous and cumbersome thereby making it necessary to computerize its general operations. Main aim of the project is aimed at networking the activities of the five (5) departments for easy coordination as well as ensuring effective and efficient record management of contributors and pensioners funds entrusted to them by the Government. So, Council approved release of N41,708,722.00 to the office of Head of Civil Service to enable the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees execute the stated project

3. Ministry of Planning and Budget.
Notification of the need to domesticate the public procurement and Fiscal Responsibility Laws in the state:
Contents of this memorandum presented details on the need for the domestication of the two laws referred and notified the Council of the two draft Bills being with the Ministry of Justice due to be presented to the previous Executive Council for deliberation before submission to the then legislature for passage into law but was delayed due to some contentious issues which still remain unsolved. Council considered and approved the setting up of a technical committee as proposed to be chaired by the projects monitoring directorate with Ministry of Justice as secretariat in order to work into the issue.

4. Ministry of Water Resources.
Request for funds for the construction of training fish ponds and a hostel block at Magaga Dam site;-
Council approved for the release of the requested sum of N20,585,059.05 to the Ministry of Water Resources for the execution of the stated project so as to actualize yet another endeavor aimed at providing skill acquisition opportunity for our youth.

5. Office of the Secretary to the State Government

Five (5) memoranda were submitted by the office of the Secretary to the state government for deliberation by the Council. Thus;
a) Request for funds to cover expenses for the training of 400 prospective participants from the 44 LGCA’s for a 6 weeks training to be coordinated by NEPAD Kano office:
Contents of this memorandum substantiated to the attentive council that the proposed training aims at empowering youth and women through creating job opportunities and setting up new micro/cottage industries for economic viability. Whereby the training workshop targets at training the beneficiaries on preservation of perishable goods, leather and related products, animal feeds, hatchery production and machine fabrication.
The entire programme is proposed to train 400 participants at its conclusion which will cost the total sum of N23,979,500.00. However, contents of this memorandum suggested for the Council to consider and approve the release of a trimmed sum of N10,000,000.00 to cater for the training of 200 beneficiaries as pilot or first phase/batch of the programme by allocating 40 participants to each of the five various training centers. This way, the efficacy of the programme could be tested through performance of the pioneers pending embarking on the training for the remaining 200 participants in the second batch. Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested trimmed sum of N10,000,000.00 to the office of the secretary to the State Government to enable NEPAD facilitate for the proposed first phase of the training workshop.
b) Request for funds to cater for the requirements of 64 qualified students selected for foreign training ( PHD and masters) at the Texas A and M University:
The responsive Council was amply reminded of its commitment to the Texas A and M University project which has to be seen to its successful conclusion. So, Contents of this memorandum requested for the Council to consider and approve for the following;
. Appointing a coordinator for the Kano Campus of the Texas A and M university for which the person of Professor Yakubu Nasidi is recommended.
. A joint budget (counter funding) between the State Government and Texas A and M University for the implementation of the entire project.
. Preparing the 64th qualified students selected for the programme by providing the required funds for their entrance examination.
. Release of 50% of the total budget for the project (i.e $6,036,666.05).
Council noted, considered and approved

c) Presentation of progress report on Interlock tiles laying Projects at some Selected roads in Kano metropolis from the standing committee on Urban Beautification and Development Central Kano State:
Council acknowledged and appreciated contents of the progress reports as highlighted for the twelve (12) selected areas inspected by the committee which include Airport Road, Bompai Road, Sani Marshal Road , Ahamadu Bello Way, Audu Bako Way, Alu Avenue, Iyaka Road, Commissioner Road, Gwarzo Road and Emir’s Place Road, Lagos Street, Race course road. Findings during the inspection visitations prompted the committee to recommend the under listed for Governments consideration and direction for further action.
. KNUPDA must ensure using concrete Kerbs of high quality.
. Government should enforce sanctions on street walkways, hawking and improper parking of vehicles.
. Government to direct street lighting committee to henceforth repair and replace any interlock tiles removed in the course of discharging their responsibilities.
. Government should direct for all road side Kerbs to be painted black and white so as to beautify the road sides.

(d) Request for funds/ratification of the procurement of operational vehicles for some MDA’s to ease their transportation needs for effective service Delivery:
Office of the Secretary to the state Government politely notified the attentive Council, via contents of this memorandum, of the series of requests for operational vehicles from a number of Government organs, most of them with cogent needs for transportation to facilitate ease of service delivery to the community.
Council noted, considered and approved for the release of N51,475,000.00 for the procurement of six(6) vehicles for distribution to six(6) Government organs as follows;
. One(1) Toyota 18-seater bus(new) - suggestion box committee
. One(1) Toyota coaster 30-seater bus - Livestock Institute Bagauda
. One(1) Toyota Hilux D.C - S.S.A project
. One(1) Toyota Hilux D.C - NEPAD
. One(1) Toyota Hilux D.C - Kano Zoo
. One(1) Toyota Hilux D.C - NAPTIP

At the respective cost of:
. N7,500,000.00
. N16,175,000.00
. N6,950,000.00 *4 = N27,800,000.00
TOTAL = N51,475,000.00

(e) Request for funds for the procurement of utility vehicles for Newly appointed Kano State Pension Trustees:
Contents of this memorandum adequately acquainted the Council of the need to provide utility vehicles to smoothen the execution of official responsibilities of the Pension Trustees which include travelling outside the state. Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of N29,403,000.00 from the funds under the care of the pension fund trustees.
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56th council continued.

6. Ministry for Higher Education.
Request for funds to cater for the final year tuition fees/living expenses in Respect of Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi Studying at University of Glarmorgan United Kingdom:
Contents of this memorandum abundantly reminded the Council of having sponsored the referred student for a three (3) year Undergraduate study in Air Craft Maintenance Engineering at the mentioned University based on his talent and potentials when he constructed a home-made Helicopter exhibited at Katsina State in 2007. As such, Council considered and approved release of the requested sum of N4,760,100.00 (equivalent to £18,450 * N158) to the Ministry of Higher Education to facilitate for the stated purpose in respect of Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi wishing him luck in this endeavor.

7. Ministry of Environment.
Request for funds for the rehabilitation of seven(7) of the twenty four(24) Available shelter belts:
This memorandum presented highlights on the seven (7) most severely damaged/encroached shelter belts in the state and recommends rehabilitating them, since they cover a distance of 50Kilometers. The sum of N15,126,000.00 requested for the purpose was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Environment to expedite action on the stated project since the establishment of new shelter belts is not feasible meanwhile.

8. Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sports And Culture.
Two (2) memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council as follows
(a) Request for funds to enable the Kwankwasiyya Academicals participate in the League-Du-Challenge cup Internationale Pre-season Tournament in France (12th-19th August 2012):
Attention of the council was respectfully drawn by contents of this memorandum, to the invitation received from Association Les Sportie2 Coer, Nimes-France for the participation of Kwankwasiyya Academicals Kano in the forthcoming International U-19 pre-season tournament tagged “LANGUE-Doc-Challenge Cup 2012 scheduled to hold 12th-19th August,2012. The invitation results from the team’s excellent and enviable performance at an earlier competition in Niamey, Niger Republic which qualifies it for an automatic ticket in the U-19 preseason professional cup competition expected to be attended by best football teams in South France. As such, this Ministry recommends a 35 member state delegation to attend the event. Such include, Technical crew and players-Thus;
. Permanent Secretary- Head =1
. Sports Desk Officer =1
. Media Officer =1
. A Doctor =1
. Physiotherapist =1
. Curator =1
. Team Manager =1
. Secretary =1
. Technical Crew =7
. Players =20
Total =35
The contingent is expected to depart Kano for France on the 10th of August by Air France through Lagos and return on the 20th of August 2012.
Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of N24,117,697.00 to the Ministry of information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture to enable the team participate in the tournament. Again, release of the Government officials accompanying the team was approved by the Council.

(b) Request for assistance from the State Government by the Management Of Kano Pillars Football Club for allocation of a 36-seater and 16-seater Buses:
The referred request as endorsed by the Ministry of Information, was humbly presented to the Council sitting which noted, considered and approved procurement and allocation of the requested number and types of vehicles to the Kano Pillars Football Club in cognizance of the fact that the team is currently in the middle of the National Premier League Competition at which the Club ranks Second in its hierarchy. As such, Council directed the office of the Secretary to the State Government to step into the matter and handle appropriately.

9. Ministry of Education
Four (4) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Education for consideration by the Council as follows;
(a) Request for funds for the facilitation of the train the trainer’s workshop on the newly introduced Entrepreneurial subjects and handling of the new Acquired machines:
The considerate Council approved for the release of the requested sum of N3,011,760.00 to the Ministry of Education to enable the facilitation of the referred workshop in view of its significance to the actualization of competent teaching of the newly introduced entrepreneurial subjects along with the acquisition of skills in handling the newly acquired machines. Subjects to be handled as presented include – viz;
. Leather works processing
. Fisheries
. Animal Husbandry
. Catering

(b) Request for funds to enable Kano State represent Nigeria in the 2012 European Schools Debate competition in Czech Republic (29th July – 3rd August,2012)l:
SUBEB forwarded a letter of nomination of Kano State to represent Nigeria at the referred event via contents of this memorandum. Council did not hesitate to approve for the release of the requested sum of N8,161,600.00 to the Ministry of Education to facilitate for the stated purpose according to the details forwarded.
(c) Request for Funds for the Procurement and Allocation of School Buses to the Newly Established and Upgraded Science and Technical Colleges in the State;
Contents of this memorandum abundantly notified the Council of the urgent need for compliance with the referred request in view of its significance to the educational sector – especially the specialized aspects (Science and Technical Education). As such, Council approved for the office of the secretary to the state Government to process the request for the provision of the requested vehicles- thus;

• Government Technical College Danbatta- 1 bus
• Girls Science and Technical College Karaye – 1 bus
• GSTC Dadin Koowa, Doguwa – 1bus
• GSTC Gani, Sumaila - 1 bus
• GTC Wudil (Replacement) - 1 bus
(d) Submission of Information memorandum on the proposal on “Drillo Examination Software” for use by SS3 students in Kano State:
The observant Council noted and considered contents of the referred memorandum as stating the alternative opinion of the Ministry of Education on the issue at hand. As such, Council directed the Ministry of Education to represent its alternative opinion through a more comprehensive memorandum

10. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Submission of Information memorandum forwarding the report on the Launching of the 2011/2012 Rabies Vaccination Campaign at Kundila Veterinary Hospital:
Council noted the seven (7) point’s revelation from the referred exercise and applauded the performance of the participants and remains expectant of better performance in future on such issues as they are important as to receive commendations from the National Veterinary Research Institute.

11. Ministry of Health
Four (4) memoranda were presented for consideration by the Council from the Ministry of Health. Thus;
(a) Submission of a proposal for the establishment of Vitamin ‘A’ production Plant in the State by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. (GAIN):
Council noted and considered the contents of the referred memorandum and directed for the Ministry Health to represent the case more comprehensively at next Council sitting.
(b) Notification of Kano State Medical Students Association Health Week:
Council noted and appreciated contents of this memorandum as presenting the solidarity of the referred association to the present administration in the state so, Council directed for the release of the sum of N750, 000.00 to the Kano State Medical Students Association in support of their activities.
(c) Request for funds for the purchase and supply of required equipment/furniture to Tuberculosis Drug Resistant (MDR) ward at Infections Diseases Hospital Kano:
Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of N12,968,428.48 to the Ministry of Health to facilitate for the stated purpose in respect of the fact that the Hospital is the only referral center of its kind in the entire State and deserves a befitting standard as suggested by contents of this memorandum.

(d) Request for fund for the facilitation of distribution of Anti-Malarial Drugs by NMCP to Public Health Facilities in the State:
The responsive Council was politely notified of the availability of the Anti-Malarial drugs in the States Medical store which were supplied to the State by the National Malarial Control Program (NMCP). Contents of this memorandum went further to remind the Council of its approval on the distribution of such drugs to the 44 LGCA’s. So, Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of N2,630,600.00 to the Ministry of Health to expedite action on the distribution work based on its significance.

12. Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism
Two (2) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry for consideration by the Council as follows;-
(a)Submission of response to the move by Government to streamline advertisement activities and sanitize its practice in the State;
Council noted contents of the Memorandum.
(b) Request for funds to meet up the State Government’s Share on the Harmonization of Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Globacom Telecommunication company;-
N 27,760,000.00, as requested, was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Commerce to facilitate for the stated programme which is in value 520 youth from the 44 Local Government Council Areas, thus
i.10 from each of the metropolitan LGCAS.
ii.5 from each of the remaining 38 LGAS.

13. Ministry of Land and Physical Planning
Two (2) memoranda were presented by this Ministry for consideration by the Council as follows;-
(a)Request for the approval of upward review of fees and other charges for the Ministry of Land and KNUPDA:
Council noted contents of the referred memorandum and directed for the enaction of a committee to look into the matter and represent the case more comprehensively at next Council sitting
(b) Request for funds to facilitate for the 4th batch of Local Governments five (5) kilometer road projects;-
Contents of this memorandum concisely requested for the release the sum of N23,776,298,443.40 for the execution of the local Government five (5) road Kilometer project at fourteen (14) LGCAS comprising Ajingi, D/ kudu,Dorayi,Gabasawa, Gaya, Gezawa, Kabo, Karaye, Kiru, Makoda, Sumaila, Ungogo and Wudil. These are in addition to similar projects earlier approved for execution by the Council at Sixteen (16) other Local Government Council Areas.
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Re: Kano executive council meetings from 25th April 2012
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2015, 12:53:33 PM »
Toh fa!!! Ashe mutumin ya shiga gwamnati ;D Yaushe ka zama 'spokesman' din Kwankwasiyya?

LOL, posting for record purposes.

Haka ka ce dai! G-Naka, ai labarin duniya baya buya!  ;D
 just realised that nothing is what it seems.

 


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