Kano State Government Approves N40 Billion for Road Infrastructure and Healthcare Initiatives

The Kano State Government has sanctioned the allocation of N40 billion for critical road infrastructure and healthcare projects. This financial commitment aims to enhance the development of roads and promote improved healthcare services within the state.

Kano State's Commitment to Development: N40 Billion for Roads and Healthcare.

In a statement released by Baba Halilu-Dantiye, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Kano, the state government has allocated more than N40 billion for critical development projects. During the eighth session of the State Executive Council (SEC), these allocations were approved to facilitate the implementation of various initiatives.


A significant portion of the funds, N15.974 billion, was assigned to the Ministry of Works and Housing for the construction of the Dan Agundi interchange underpass and flyover, and another N14.455 billion was designated for the construction of the Tal’udu Interchange flyover.

Additionally, the ministry received N3.360 billion to revise rates for the construction of a covered sewage conduit/road along the Jakara-Kwarin Gogau River. Other road projects, such as the Kofar Waika – Unguwar Dabai – Yan Kuje Western bypass road and the Unguwa Uku ‘Yan Awaki -Limawa junction road, also received funding allocations, amounting to N1,579,755,966 and N1.350 billion, respectively.

The SEC's approvals extended to various road improvement and construction projects, including pedestrian bridges and metropolitan street rehabilitation, with sums of N802.695 million and N458.443 million allocated, respectively.

In the healthcare sector, the state government allocated N53.6 million to the Ministry of Health. This funding is intended to procure medical supplies and medications to support Accident and Emergency, Maternal, and Child Care services in public health facilities, with a focus on providing free healthcare services throughout October 2023.

The statement further detailed that N40.8 million was approved for the payment of drugs, laboratory reagents, and consumables supplied to Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital, and an additional N37 million was allocated for settling outstanding state contributions for the Diphtheria mass vaccination campaigns in multiple local government areas.

The Ministry of Higher Education also received support, with N56.7 million approved for the restoration of a fire-damaged theatre at Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies.

The SEC granted approval for a second proposed supplementary budget/amendment for 2023, amounting to N24 billion, which included N4 billion for recurrent expenditure and N20 billion for capital expenditure, revising the 2023 approved revised budget to N350,389,266,018.12 upon the state House of Assembly's passage of the budget.

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