Buni authorizes N1.7Billion for Councils’ Work Plan Projects

The Governor of Yobe State Hon. Mai Mala Buni, yesterday accepted the release of the sum of N1.7 billion for the payment of work plans-based Projects across the 17 Local Government Areas.

The Permanent Secretary  Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Alh. Ali Mustapha said, “This was done after the completion of the work of the committee on Local Government budget discussion for the year 2022/2023 which examined and prioritized various developmental projects across the 17 LGAs”.

While thanking the Governor for graciously approving the fund, Mustapha assured that the Ministry will monitor and supervise all the projects to ensure the quality of projects as well as value for money on the projects under reference.

In a related development immediately after the payments, the Permanent Secretary embarked on the Inspection of executed Local government action plan projects for 2022-2023 in Nangere, Fika, and Potiskum local government areas in the state to ensure transparency and accountability in the Governor Buni-led -administration.

While in Nangere LGA, the Chairman Caretaker Committee, Salisu Yarima took the team around and inspected projects executed by the Council such as the construction of 1 block of 2 classrooms, an office, and a store at Jakade, the complete renovation of the local government lodge, Purchase of 30KVA generator, electric fittings to government lodge and purchase of 5Nos 5.5HP submersible pumps.

Salisu Yarima disclosed that other projects executed by the Council include the renovation of 1 block of 2 classrooms, an Office at Nzada, the construction of 1 block of 2 classrooms and a store at Garin Gabako, the renovation of 1 block of 2 classrooms, an Office and storage at Gwasko, renovation of 1block of 2 classrooms, Office and store at Garin kolo.

“The Council also made Drilling and installation of 6- diameter solar hybrid boreholes, purchase of 8HP lister generator to Dorawa Katariya, Repairs of the borehole at Sabon lay, Purchase of hand and accessories, Purchase of 5Nos1.5HP solar pumps with additional cable, Purchase of 4Nos2HP submersible pumps with additional cable”, said the council chairman.

According to him from 2022 to 2023 action plan projects, Nangere local government spend the sum of N99,815, 000.00 and achieved 100 percent of completion of all the projects as expected.

The Ministry inspection team later continued to Fika LGA where the chairperson of the council, Hajiya Halima Kyari Joda led the team for inspection of the 2022-2023 action plan projects executed at the local government area.

Edited by Damilola Adeleke

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