The Katsina state Executive Council has approved no less than N7bn for the construction of a dam for domestic and irrigation purposes in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Katsina by the state’s commissioner of works, housing and Transport Hon. Tasiu Dandagoro during a press briefing shortly after the council’s last week meeting at Muhammadu Buhari House.
In addition, Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro said 10 new earth dams are to be provided while 10 old earth dams are to be rehabilitated in 20 local government areas across Katsina state.
Also the asphalting of Musawa – Dangani -DanAli -Mararrabar DanAli road has been approved by the executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
Engineer Tasi’u Dandagoro announced that the road would be provided with shoulders to upgrade it to a standard road.
On his part, the special Adviser to the governor on power and energy announced that the General Amadi Rimi hospital has been approved by the executive council for upgrade to a teaching hospital for the about to take off UMYU faculty of medicine.
Other projects, he said include the establishment of Katsina health system fund, the approval for the establishment of school of post basic nursing, establishment of VVF Centre and state infectious laboratory health Centre among others.
The commissioner of information, culture and home affairs, Alhaji Hamza Muhammad Borodo who coordinated the press briefing announced the setting up of a standard committee on Drug abuse.
Alhaji Hamza Muhammad Borodo said the APC administration had concern over the negative engagement of youths and even women in illicit drug He assured that the executive council would provide enough logistics and financial support for the committee to achieve the task of curbing the negative trend in the state.