I am going to be posting the weekly executive council meetings on this page instead of http://kanoonline.com/jmqs/index.php/forum57th Kano State Executive Council Meeting
Today Wednesday 18th July, 2012 (29TH Sha’aban, 1433 AH) the Kano State Executive Council held its Fifty seventh (57th) 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. RABI’U MUSA KWANKWASO FNSE during which 16 memoranda
were submitted by 10 MDA’s for deliberation by the Council. An expenditure of N5,976,004,483.30 covering 13 projects was approved
for execution by the Council.1. Office of the Secretary to the State Government.
Request for funds from the implementation committee on North-West University to undertake some vital commitments toward implementation of North-West University:
Contents of this memorandum politely intimated the Council of the fact that the implementation committee should be considered as the Council and Management of the University according to the law establishing the University committee under its transitional provision. As such, the committee found it imperative to submit request for the facilitation of some urgent requirements for the University for Government’s consideration. The aggregate sum of N26,318,050.00
is requested for release by the Council to enable the committee facilitate for the Under-listed;
Advertisement in four (4) National Dailies for the post of Academic and senior Non-Academic positions.
Construction of phase II, III and IV Website and Portal Development.
Digital Scrolling Sign Board at take-off Site.
Advertisement for admission on radio, television and print media.
Metal sign board for the University.
Cost for interviews of applicants for the post of vice chancellor (i.e one from Oman the other from USA). Both have to be refunded for their return tickets.
Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of money to the office of the secretary to the State Government for onward payment to the implementation committee on Northwest University to facilitate for the stated vital commitments for the University to properly take-off. 2. Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport.
Three (3) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport for deliberation by the Council as follows;
a)Request for funds to facilitate for the Installation of Solar Powered Street Lights in Kwankwaso town
and its surrounding environment:
Contents of this memorandum coherently reminded the Council of the present Administrations policy and general effort in the area of installation and rehabilitation of street and traffic light in urban Kano with a view to providing adequate illumination for the enhancement of security of life and property. Such gesture is considered imperative for extension to Kwankwaso town by the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport with a request for the release of the sum of N87,486,210.90
to facilitate for the purpose. Council considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Works to undertake the stated project.
b)Submission of a proposal on the purchase of Sand Crete Block making machine for use at the Model Village Programme at Warawa, Kunchi and Makoda:
Council noted, considered and directed the Honorable Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport to represent the issue more Comprehensive (cost inclusive) by next Council sitting.
c)Request for funds to facilitate for the Construction of new Office complex at Government House Kano
was approved for release by the Council to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to expedite action in the facilitation for the construction of the new office complex at the Government House Kano. This is with a view to clustering the present dispersed offices into blocks for effective service delivery as coherently suggested by contents of this memorandum. 3. Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture.
Four (4) memoranda were submitted by this Ministry for deliberation by the Council as follows;
1. Request for Funds to enable participation of Government College Kano (KTC) in the Keele University International Football Cup Tournament in England (22nd – 29th July, 2012):
Contents of this memorandum politely alerted the Council of an invitation received from West Africa Schools Sports Union (WASSU) for the participation of Government College Kano (KTC) in the Keele University International Football Cup Tournament in England (22nd – 29th July, 2012). The sum of N24,724,000.00
is requested for release by the Council in order to sponsor 25 delegates to the tournament – viz.
The Honorable Commissioner for Education.
The School's Principal.
State School Sport Officer.
Old Students Association Representative.
Parent Teachers Association (P.T.A) Representative.
Total = 25
It is imperative for the Council to note that the invitation resulted from the startling performance of the College in Dubai and Manchester Championships (25th August – 3rd September, 2007 and 27th April – 3rd May, 2010) respectively. Again, participation at the tournament coincides with the 2012 London Olympics which makes the organizers to package some benefits derivable which include;
Exposure to European Union Football Association (EUPA) and Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
Participation in a coaching clinic organized by Manchester City Coaches.
Opportunity to participate alongside their peers from 25 countries across the globe.
So, council noted, considered and approved release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry to enable facilitation of the stated purpose.
2. Request for funds as assistance to Kano Pillars and Dabo Babes Football Clubs billed to represent the State at National Challenge Cup Competitions 1st week of July, 2012 in Lagos:
Council approved for the release of a trimmed down sum of N1,000,000.00
to the Ministry of Information for onward payment as assistance to the referred Football Clubs wishing them luck in the stated endeavor.
3. Request for funds from the State Sports Council, to enable the state Basketball team participate in the 2011/2012 DSTV Final-8 at National Stadium Surulere, Lagos (21st – 29th July, 2012):The aggregate sum of N3,000,000.00
was approved for release by the considerate Council to the Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture to enable the participation of the State’s Basketball team in the DSTV Premier and most prestigious \Basketball Competition in the Country.
4. Request for funds as assistance to the National Orientation Agency Kano Office:
Contents of this memorandum politely notified the Council of the inability of the Agency to publish the monthly Hausa Newsletter “KAKAKIN NOA” due to financial constraints. As such, the magnanimous Council noted, considered and approved for the release of N500,000.00
to the Ministry of Information for onward payment as assistance to the Kano State Office of the National Orientation Agency
to enable continuation of the monthly publication. 4. Ministry of Education.
Request for funds for the Rehabilitation of Tarauni Primary School Classroom Blocks (Nassarawa LGCA’S):
Council approved for the release of the requested sum of N18,655,190.00
to the Ministry of Education to enable SUBEB execute the rehabilitation project at Tarauni Primary School
in Nassarawa LGCA since it is in line with the present administration’s resolve to positively intervene in the Education sector at all levels and the fact that the school is strategically located. 5. Ministry of Health.
Two (2) memoranda were submitted by the Ministry of Health for deliberation by the Council. Thus;
Request for funds for the construction of Wall Fence and Gates at school of Nursing,
Attention of the Council was politely drawn to a letter received from the Department of State Services requesting for redressing of the physical security at the School of Nursing Kano by the Ministry of Health. And, contents of this memorandum went further to acquaint the Council of findings that resulted from visitations to the school by the Ministry Officials which include;
The main gate is dilapidated needing replacement.
Construction of a wall fence is required.
Council noted, considered and approved for the release of the requested sum of N12,208,684.25
to the Ministry of Health to effect the stated project based on its significance and relevance in fortifying the school’s premises and securing it against encroachment and trespass.
Request for funds for the general renovation of Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital,
The requested sum of N54,685,203.45
by the Ministry of Health for the general renovation of Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital was approved for release by the Council in consideration of the facts that;
The Hospital is the only independent/specialized Pediatric Hospital in Northern Nigeria but suffered serious neglect from the past administration.
The entire structure of the Hospital requires urgent attention to address leakages, completion of external interlock tiling and parking space, wall fencing, construction of gate and mechanized borehole, e.t.c. 6. Ministry of Planning and Budget.
Request for funds to facilitate for the preparation of the new Development Plan/Policy Document
Council noted, considered and appreciated contents of this memorandum as stating the need for the stated purpose which composes series of activities with financial implications such as Logistics, Consultancy Support Services, Fueling, Provision of Stationary/Office Consumables, e.t.c. So, Council approved for the release of the requested but trimmed sum of N5,000,000.00
to the Ministry of Planning and Budget to expedite action on the preparation of the new Development Plan/Policy document in view of its significance in the day to day running of Government. 7. Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Co-operatives and Tourism.
Submission of Information Memorandum on need to revisit the issue of the Concept of Constructing an Indoor Pavilion at the Kano Trade Fair Complex:
Contents of this memorandum adequately alerted the attentive Council of the Commitment of the past administration on the referred issue which was in response to the need for the State to conform to global practice. Nevertheless, the project was to be jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments. The former did not comply while the latter appropriated N140,000,000.00
in the 2010 approved budget. The contract for executing the project was awarded and the company mobilized to site where resources were committed. Council noted, considered and approved for the enacting of a committee to look into the issue and report findings for consideration. 8. Office of the Head of Civil Service.
Request for approval to release two (2) officers on Leave of Absence:
Council noted, considered and approval for the release of the two officers as requested by contents of this memorandum which presented the concerned officers as;
AbdulRahman AbdulHamid (Lecturer 1) at Kano State Polytechnic selected to participate in the Technical Aid Corps (TAC) Programme in Namibia for two (2) years.
Rabi Manzo (Chief Matron) at Hospitals Management Board to participate in the TAC programme at Rwanda for two years.
Both Officers are on permanent and pensionable appointment and Council wish them safe return to their respective duty posts and hope for their being good ambassadors of not only Kano State but the Nation at large. 9. Ministry of Water Resources.
Request for upward review of monthly remittance to the Ministry of Water Resources for Maintenance (Diesel and Services) at Gidan Murtala stand-by electricity generator:
Council noted, considered and approved for the upward review of the monthly remittance from N1,000,000.00 to N1,839,000.00
as requested by contents of this memorandum due to cogent reasons forwarded by the Ministry. 10. Ministry of Land and Physical Planning.
Request for funds to facilitate for the execution of the 5th batch Local Government five (5) Kilometer Road Project:
Contents of this memorandum reminded Council of its approval on the execution of similar projects at twenty nine (29) Local Governments. Now, the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning requests for the release of the sum of N5,467,415,962.71
for the execution of five (5) Kilometer Local Government road project in three (3) LGCAS which include Garko, Garun Malam and Rogo. This brings the total number of similar projects to 32. Council approved for the release of the requested sum of money to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning to facilitate for the laudable project that has the potential of opening up the entire State for viable economic development.