Kano state Executive council has approved the sum of N48. 5 million for procurement of anti-malarial drugs and malaria rapid diagnostic test kits, as part of efforts to respond to the scourge of malaria prevailing in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba who made this known while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state weekly Executive Council meeting stated that N10 million was also approved for procurement of chemicals for mosquitoes, vectors and rodents control at 52 boarding secondary schools across the state.
“These initiatives are to further reinforce prevention and control measures put in place by Government, to cub the scourge malaria, which has so far affected many people, especially women and children in the state”, the Commissioner highlighted.
Comrade Garba stated that in the same direction, the government consented to release N19. 15 million for emergency Lassa fever preparedness response and control of other epidemic prone diseases in the state.
Also approved by the state government is release of N73. 75 million for the take -off of sponsorship for entrepreneurship development training, in respect of some Kano indigenes, being conducted by the North West zone of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
The Commissioner also disclosed that N36. 226 million was approved for payment of compensation of property affected by the dualisation of Panshekara- Madobi Junction road in the outskirts of Kano city.
Also approved for release, according to Comrade Garba, is the sum of N6.39 million for procurement of materials for erosion control affecting 46 graveyards within Kano metropolis.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai
Director – General, Media and Communications,
Government House, Kano
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