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Bauchi state govt approves multi-million Naira rural, other projects

Bauchi state government has approved the execution of some multi-million Naira rural development and other projects in parts of the state.

The projects were approved by the state executive council at its regular meeting Monday.

Special adviser to the state governor on Media and Strategy, Ali Mohammed Ali disclosed that the council approved ‎the rehabilitation of some damaged electricity high-tension line along Misau – Giade road axis and provision of electricity supply to some villages along the line at a total cost of N161, 591, 407.19k.

He said that N114, 183, 384 was also approved for the electrification of Sha’iska, Yelwan Bango and Pali villages in the state.

Similarly,  N119, 395, 271.65k was similarly approved by the council for the electrification of Jalingo, Yala, Yola and Masuri villages in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.

‎Ali also disclosed that as part of government effort of entrenching accountability, transparency and improving quality of service delivery in its workforce the council has also approved the review of six regulatory books which were last reviewed in 2001 to make it more dynamic.

“Also approved by the council is the review of 2006 policy on disposal of official vehicles in the state”, pointing out that government vehicles were in the past disposed at ridiculous rates, at the discretion of the man at the top, without determining the years of their usage”, Ali said.

The special adviser further disclosed that the council has also approved the renaming of College of Education, Kangere to ‘Ajiya Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education’ to recognise the late politician’s socio-economic and political contributions to the growth and development of Bauchi state.

In the same vein, completion of a 2-storey building and two staff quarters at the former Bauchi state school of administrative studies (BACAS) for medical students of the state’s medical college was also approved by the council at a total cost of N148, 566, 439.50k‎.