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121ST KANO STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE declared resolutions of his second incumbency to transform all sectors for the benefit of the entire citizenry in Kano State is coming to fruition.

So far, the journey has been eventful in which all sectors have been gingered progressively toward transformation in the general upgrading of socio – economic wellbeing of the good people of the State. Tangible examples abound and are ubiquitous across all sectors –prominent among which include the following: Education, Infrastructural development/maintenance, Healthcare delivery, Agricultural Production, Water Supply, Environmental Sanitation, Empowerment/Skill Acquisition Programs, etc.

Continuing with its commendable effort, the Kano State Executive Council held its one hundred and twenty-first (121st) sitting today Wednesday 30th October, 2013 (25th Dhul Hijjah, 1434 AH), under the Chairmanship of Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE.

Eight (8) MDAs submitted sixty-two (62) memoranda for deliberation by Council among which thirty-nine (39) were approved for execution with an expenditure of One Billion, Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight Million, Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand, Forty-One Naira, Eighty-Nine Kobo (N1,238,865,041.89) covering thirty-four (34) projects. Thus:

1. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT
This Office submitted thirty-five (35) memoranda on behalf of some MDAs for deliberation by Council among which twenty-two (22) were approved for execution as follows:

a) Request for Release and Allocation of Funds as Monthly Overhead (Operational Funds) in Respect of the Twenty-Two (22) Newly Established Government Technical Colleges Across the 44 LGCAs in Kano State:-
Council recalled the establishment of additional Technical Colleges across the 44 Local Government Areas by the present administration. Need for the twenty-two (22) newly established Government Technical Colleges to take–off properly motivated the Science and Technical Schools Board (STSB) to request Council to approve allocation of monthly overhead as operational funds to each.

Office of the Secretary to the State Government endorsed the details presented for consideration by Council for the release of the sum of N60, 000.00 monthly to each of the twenty-two (22) newly established Government Technical Colleges to cater for their respective day-to-day operations ensuring their proper take–off. This totalled up to the aggregate sum of N1, 320,000.00 requested for release monthly as overhead to the Colleges.

Considering relevance of the request, Council approved the release of the aggregate sum of N1, 320,000.00 as monthly overhead to the twenty-two (22) newly established Government Technical Colleges. The fund should be disbursed directly to the Schools, which were directed to open Bank Account for the purpose.

b) Request for Funds to Enable the Procurement of Street Working/Cleaning Materials to Augment those Available for use by REMASAB:-
This second coming, the incumbent administration under the leadership of Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE resolved to transform Kano Metropolis into a clean healthy environment for which Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB) is relied upon to provide. Keeping our major streets clean is among the functions undertaken by REMASAB for which relevant working materials/tools are required. Though REMASAB is in possession of its routine supply of such materials/tools, the Office of the Secretary to the State Government endorsed the request submitted by the Ministry of Environment for the release of the sum of N5, 227,500.00 to enable the purchase of street working/cleaning materials/tools to augment those available for use by Board.

The details presented for consideration by Council were endorsed appropriate as Council approved the release of the requested sum of N5, 227,500.00 to REMASAB to enable the procurement of street working/cleaning materials/tools according to the details presented.

c) Request for Funds to Enable the Hosting of the African Groundnut Council Ministerial Meeting in Kano State:-
The need to support the hosting of the African Groundnut Council Ministerial Meeting in Kano State was substantiated to Council, through the contents of this memorandum. Council deliberated on the significance of such an event and approved the release of the trimmed down sum of N2, 000,000.00 to the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the State Governments’ contribution towards the successful hosting of the African Groundnut Council Ministerial Meeting. In addition, Council approved the payment of two (2) years (2011 – 2013) accommodation bill for the Executive Secretary of the Council.

d) Presentation of Outcomes of 2nd Regular Meeting of the National Council on Communication Technology (NCCT) held in Ondo State (18th – 24th August, 2013):-
The Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Science and Technology represented Kano State at the meeting cited and submitted major outcomes of deliberations there, through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for consideration by Council.

Fourteen (14) salient points were summarized and presented. Thus:

i. State Governments were commended for sending their delegations to the meeting.
ii. States need to adopt the newly approved National ICT by establishing State Ministry of Communication Technology.
iii. Need for States to adopt switch to gov.ng cctld along with their Agencies for them to maintain secure presence in cyberspace and the switch should be completed by 18th August, 2014.
iv. That the Federal Ministry of Communication and the State Government(s) should promote students PC ownership program through Heads of Tertiary Institutions.
v. That there is need for every State to hold Micro Work/Enhancing Workshops aimed at creating awareness and job opportunities for the youth.
vi. That all States and Local Governments should collaborate with NITDA on the development of their IT policy and establishment of necessary Institutional framework.
vii. That there should be effective working/collaboration between the States and the Federal Ministry of Communication for program Interface.
viii. There is need to evolve comprehensive application of IT to all sectors of the economy.
ix. That the Federal Ministry of Communication will work in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Health for the establishment of e _ health infrastructure, use of smart cards, mobile device, cloud infrastructure.
x. That States should immediately commence the implementation of NEC’s Order on multiple taxation and levies by Issuance of Executive Order and its strict compliance.
x. That the Executive Governor of each State ensures access to telecommunication infrastructure by the LGCAs is protected.
x. That there is need to develop a strategy for the implementation of relevant aspect of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan.
x. That there is the need for a collaborated framework to stem irregular/illegal use of Radio Frequency Resources.
x. That States should collaborate with NIPOST in building Post Office(s) in Local Communities and provide financial support to ICT Services.
Council appreciatively acknowledged the presentation.

e) Presentation of Request for the Release of Counterpart Funding for the Implementation of the Great Green Wall (GGW) Program in Kano State:-
The GGW Program was introduced to Council as a jointly funded project between the State and Federal Government. Importantly, the Federal Government has already released the sum of N39, 680,715.00 through the Federal Ministry of Environment to Kano State, for the purchase of seedlings, land preparation, transformation and planting. As such, the Kano State Ministry of Environment submitted a request for the release of the sum of N25, 000,000.00 as the State’s Counterpart contribution to the program.

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the trimmed down sum of N15, 000,000.00 to the Ministry of Environment as the State Government’s counterpart contribution to the GGW program in the State. The balance will be released based on the progress made on the project.

f) Request for Funds to Enable the Payment of Monthly Allowances (September, 2012 to September, 2013) to the Six (6) Member State Cultural Development Committee:-
The contents of this memorandum, from the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, substantiated commendable performance of the six (6) – Member State Cultural Development Committee and endorsed the request for the release of the aggregate sum of N2,600,000.00 as their accumulated allowances for thirteen (13) months as follows:

i. Chairman N50,000.00 x 13 = N650,000.00
ii. Five (5) MembersN30,000.00 x 13 x 5 = N1,950,000.00
Total = N2, 600,000.00

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the requested sum of N2, 600,000.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for disbursement to the Six (6) – Member State Cultural Development Committee as their allowances for thirteen (13) months.

g) Request for Funds to Enable the Procurement of Application/Admission Forms for 2013/2014 of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State for Sixty-Two (62) Kano State Indigenous Qualified Candidates:-
The State Youths Directorate for Economic Empowerment alerted the State Government of the need to purchase application forms for the 2013/2014 admission into the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State. Each form costs N5, 500.00 while sixty-two (62) prospective applications are involved as follows:

i. Higher National Diploma Programs34 applicants
= N5, 500.00 x 34 = N187, 000.00

ii. National Diploma Programs28 applicants
= N5, 500.00 x 28 = N154, 000.00

Total = N5, 500.00 x 62 = N341, 000.00

Considering congruence of the request to the empowerment policy of the present administration, Council approved the release of the requested sum of N341, 000.00 to the State Youths Directorate for Economic Empowerment to enable processing the procurement and distribution of the stated application forms to the sixty-two (62) prospective Kano State indigenous applicants.

h) Presentation of Request for Funds to Address the Urgent Need for the Procurement and Installation of Eight (8) Brand New Electricity Generating Sets at Four (4) Regional Water Schemes in the State:-
Cognizant of the laudable policy of the present administration to provide steady potable water supply to the teeming populace, the Ministry of Water Resources requested Council to approve the release of the sum of N81, 918,000.00 to enable the procurement and installation of eight (8) brand new electricity-generating sets at the four (4) Regional Water Schemes as follows:

i. Gari Dam Station two (2) 500 KVA electricity generators
= N10, 700,000.00 x 2 = N21, 400,000.00

ii. Tomas Dam Station two (2) 350 KVA electricity generators
= N7, 700,000.00 x 2 = N15, 400,000.00

iii. Kafin Chiri Dam Station two (2) 650 KVA electricity generators
= N14, 800,000.00 x 2 = N29, 600,000.00

iv. Kura Regional Water Scheme Station two (2) 150 KVA electricity generators
= N3, 700,000.00 x 2 = N7, 400,000.00

Total = N73, 800,000.00

v. Plus 11% VAT = N8,118,000.00
Grand total= N81, 918,000.00

To curtail the problem of incessant electric power outages from PHCN at the four (4) Regional Water Stations, Council approved the release of the requested aggregate sum of N81,918,000.00 for the procurement and installation of eight (8) electricity generating sets according to the details presented. However, the project was directed to be jointly funded by the State Government and the Local Government Councils on the basis of 10% State and 90% Local Governments concerned. Specifically, the State Government is to contribute N8,191,800.00 while the LGCs concerned will contribute N73,726,200.00 to total up to the requested sum of N81,918,000.00.

i) Request for Funds to Settle Payment for Diesel (AGO) Supplied to the Committee on Installation/Repairs/Reactivation of Street and Traffic Control Lights:-
Office of the Secretary to the State Government presented details on the request cited for consideration by Council. Five (5) receipts covering the sum of N61, 572,720.00 were presented.

Genuineness of the request prompted approval for the release of the requested sum of N61, 572,720.00 to the State Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to enable the Committee on Installation/Repairs/Reactivation of Street and Traffic Control Lights settle payment for diesel (AGO) consumed according to the details presented.

j) Request for Approval to Constitute Monitoring and Evaluation Team on the Conduct of Training for 800 Trainees at Fisheries Institute, Bagauda:-
The established Fisheries Training Institute, Bagauda had already graduated the first and second batches of 800 trainees of both genders drawn from across the 44 LGCAs of the State. The first and second batches of the training were successfully conducted complete with allocation of post training packages to the beneficiaries.

Relatedly, the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources requested for permission/approval by Council to constitute three (3) Monitoring and Evaluation Teams to cover the 44 LGCAs to ensure/enhance effective productivity from the beneficiaries.

The endorsed request, by the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, was approved for execution by Council, which directed co–option of other relevant departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Monitoring and Evaluation exercise.

k) Request for Funds to Enable the Provision of Essential Requirements for the Conduct of 3rd Batch Training in Respect of 400 Female Trainees at the State Corporate Security Institute, Gabasawa:-
The contents of this memorandum reminded Council of its approval granted for the immediate enrollment of 400 female candidates for the 3rd batch of training at the Corporate Security Training Institute, Gabasawa.

To ensure successful commencement of the 3rd batch training, details on the requirements were presented to Council for consideration along with the financial implications to the tune of N18, 150,200.00, which was requested for release by Council. Council noted, considered and approved the release of the requested sum of N18, 150,200.00 to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government to enable the provision of the presented requirements.

l) Presentation of Request for Funds for the Payment of the Remaining 30% Consultancy Fees/Services for the Valuation of Investment of the Kano State Government with PHCN:-
Office of the Secretary to the State Government reminded Council, through the contents of this memorandum, of its approval granted for the award of contract to a Kano based Consultancy Firm and Engineering Services, Messrs. Digibits Controls Nigeria Ltd. to determine the value of investments of the Kano State Government on facilities being used by the PHCN. The Contract was awarded during the Kano State Executive Council Sitting on 12th December, 2012 at the cost of N77, 355,000.00.

The Special Adviser on Energy submitted details of the final report of the valuation exercise forwarded by the Consultants. Highlights on each of the 44 LGCAs were presented for which the Consultants have established the monetary value of installed assets at the total sum of N27,259,661,472.09 and the depreciated assets at the total sum of N19,408,093,831.12.

As such, Council considered and approved the execution of the following prayers on the issue:

i. That the State Committee on Power under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Governor/Hon. Commissioner, Ministry for Local Governments should take up the issue with the Federal Government.
ii. Release of 30% Consultancy fee of the sum of N23,206,500.00 to Messrs. Digibits Control Nigeria Ltd. to add up to the already paid 70%.


m) Presentation of Request for the Formation of the Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO):-
The Secretary to the State Government acknowledged receipt of a letter from the Honorable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, which requires States to form MIREMCO as per provision of the Mining Act, 2007. Letters for nomination of representatives from relevant organizations stipulated by the Mining Act, 2007 that are to serve as members in the Committee were already issued out. However, in order to accord the host community to contribute to meticulous development of the Nation’s Mineral Resources within their domains, the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development decided to delegate the Chairmanship of the Committee to a prominent Indigenous person of each State. Hence, there is need for the State Governor himself to appoint the Chairman of MIREMCO in his State.

As such, membership of the proposed MIREMCO was presented to Council for consideration and approval. Thus:

i. Chairmanto be appointed by the Governor
ii. Rep. State Office of the Surveyor General–Surveyor Sani Alhaji Dahiru – Member.
iii. Rep. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources–Alhaji Tahir Ahmad – Member.
iv. Rep. Fed. Ministry of Environment – Mr. A. C. Ekeh – Member.
v. Rep. State Ministry for Local Governments – Ibrahim Idris – Member.
vi. Rep. State Ministry of Land and Physical Planning – Sani Zarewa – Member.
vii. Rep. State Ministry of Environment – Engr. Mustapha Muhammad – Member.
viii. Rep. Mines Office, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Dev. – Engr. M. H. Yarima – Member.
Council acknowledged the presentation appreciatively and approved the composition of the Kano State MIREMCO.

Request for Funds to Enable the Procurement and Allocation of One (1) Unit of Caterpillar Bulldozer in Respect of Kano Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA).

The highly/vitally required functions and activities of KARMA in respect of road repairs/maintenance and other activities makes it paramount to provide at least one (1) unit of Caterpillar Bulldozer for use by the Agency. As mandated, Office of the Secretary to the State Government requested Council to approve the release of the sum of N25, 200,000.00 to enable purchase of the machine. Council approved the request.



n) Request for Funds to Enable the Production/Printing and Launching of the Year 1435 AH Islamic Calendar:-
Need to maintain the commendable tradition of executing the cited endeavor, determined the Shari’ah Commission to submit this request, through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for consideration by Council. Details of the financial implications were appraised and trimmed down to the aggregate sum of N29, 340,000.00, which was requested for release by Council to enable the execution of the stated purpose. Again, the sum of N338, 000.00 was requested for release to enable the replacement of some Computer Accessories pilfered/lost/stolen from the Shari’ah Commission during incidence of armed banditry.

As such, the aggregate sum of N29, 678,000.00 was requested and approved for release to the Shari’ah Commission to enable the execution of the stated undertaking.

2. MINISTRY OF HEALTH
One (1) of the three (3) memoranda submitted for deliberation by Council from the State Ministry of Health was approved for execution. Thus:

Presentation of Request for Funds to Bridge the Kano State “Cold Chain Gap”:-

The Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Health commended the performance of the present administration in Kano towards total positive transformation of the Health Sector. The laudable efforts serve as beacon to Development Partners, International Communities and Individuals/Group Philanthropists to support the State Government in this direction.

Notable among such interventions, is the Multimillion Naira Dangote, Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation tripartite arrangement to strengthen Routine Immunization and Primary Healthcare (PHC) Services across the 44 LGCAs of Kano State.

Nevertheless, appropriate storage facilities are inadequate to manage handling the vaccines used in conducting routine immunization, which made the Kano State logistics working groups to recommend bridging its “Cold Chain Gap” and ensuring that the 484 Wards of the 44 LGCAs are well equipped with the functional storage facilities/capacities for their vaccine (Cold Chain System).

Essentially, the Routine Immunization funding through the tripartite arrangement was discovered insufficient with a gap to the tune of N274, 661,556.00 required as additional funds to bridge the identified gaps.

Encouragingly, two (2) Development Partners have accepted to contribute 70% (i.e. N192, 263,089.02) while Kano State Government was requested to provide the balance of 30% (i.e. N82, 398,466.80).

The benefits derivable from the arrangement prompted approval granted by Council for the release of the sum of N82, 398,466.0 to the Ministry of Health as 30% counterpart funding from the State Government to enable bridging the Kano State “Cold Chain Gap”.

3. MINISTRY OF WORKS, HOUSING AND TRANSPORT
This Ministry submitted thirteen (13) memoranda for deliberation by Council. Six (6) of them were approved for execution as follows:

a) Request for Funds to Enable the Provision/Construction of Proposed Public Convenience (Toilets) at the Premises of Triumph Publishing Company:-
A healthy environment is considered as the rightful prerequisite for the wellbeing of any society and/or Community. As such, the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport deemed it appropriate to request Council to approve the provision/construction of Public Convenience at the cited location at the cost of N19, 661,250.00. Considering congruence of the request to the environmental sanitation policy of the present administration, Council approved the execution of the project in order to curtail unwholesome behavior from the public of easing themselves in the open.

b) Request for Funds to Enable the Execution of Renovation Works at the State Agency for Mass Education Headquarters:-
Consequent to heavy rain downpours experienced throughout the 2013 rainy season, many structures were storm damaged at the Headquarters of the Agency for Mass Education. The State Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport was directed to assess the scope of works required to renovate the damaged structures. The assignment was carried out immediately yielding presentation of an estimated cost to the tune of N9, 348,114.07, which was requested for release by Council to enable the execution of the project in question.

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the requested sum of N9, 348,114.07 to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to enable execution of the renovation works at the Headquarters of the State Agency for Mass Education.

c) Request for Funds for Landscaping and Provision of Toilet Facilities at Audu Bako Way by State Road Traffic Garden, Kano:-
The location cited was identified as strategic and deserve proper care along the lines of the urban beautification policy of the present administration. Landscaping the Garden and provision of toilet facilities there was assessed to cost the aggregate sum of N13, 144,273.65, which was requested for release by Council to enable the State Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport execute the required project. Council approved the execution of the project at the stated sum.

d) Presentation of Request for Funds to Award Contract for the Construction of Circular Concrete Sewage/Drain at Kwankwasiyya City:-
The three (3) cities (Kwankwasiyya, Bandirawo and Amana) are being constructed by the present administration to meet the demand for modern housing units by the teeming population of the state. Provision/construction of circular concrete sewage/drain at Kwankwasiyya City was considered appropriate by the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport, which assessed the scope of works required to the tune of N297, 875,987.63 and requested for its release by Council to enable the execution of the project on contract basis.

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the requested sum of N297, 875,987.63 to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to enable the construction of circular concrete sewage/drain at Kwankwasiyya City on Contract.

e) Request for Funds for Additional Furnishing of Chalets “A” and “B” at the Government House, Kano:-
Responding to Executive requests on the cited issue, the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport assessed the requirements for additional furnishing of Chalets “A’ and “B” at the Government House, Kano to the tune of N5, 265,395.00. Approval was granted by Council for the release of the requested sum of N5, 265,395.00 to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport to enable the execution of the project.

f) Request for Funds for the Provision of Office Furniture and Equipment at Fagge Youths Multi – Purpose Center and Gyadi – Gyadi Youths Vocational Center under the Directorate of Youth Development:-
This request was earlier presented to the tune of N21, 322,958.97 for consideration by Council. Critical reassessment of the project reduced the cost down to the lower sum of N16, 897,377.91, which was requested for release by Council to enable the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport execute the work on Contract arrangement. Council approved as requested.

4. MINISTRY OF LAND AND PHYSICAL PLANNING
Five (5) of the six (6) memoranda submitted for deliberation by Council from the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning were approved for execution. Thus:

a) Request for Funds to Enable the Purchase of Survey Materials/Items for Layout Development:-
The Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Land and Physical Planning applauded the efforts of the present administration towards the provision of decent housing for the teeming populace in Kano. The three (3) cities Kwankwasiyya, Bandirawo and Amana have been established towards this end along with the development of various categories of residential layouts of which the Western Bye pass layout development is among them.

Council had already approved the provision of infrastructural facilities at the Western Bye pass corridor layout via Council Extract NO. SSCA/CA/EX/7/1/212. This enabled segmenting the layout into three (3) sections A, B and C. Details were presented for consideration by Council. Plots of land belonging to respective individuals are to be demarcated by the Survey Department of the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning. The sum of N4, 312,500.00 was required for the procurement of survey materials/items for the purpose to enable proper demarcation of the residential plots at Western Bye pass corridor layout.

The details presented to Council for consideration were accepted as relevant, which prompted granting of approval for the release of the requested sum of N4, 312,500.00 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning to enable its Survey Department procure the required survey materials/items for the stated purpose.

b) Request for Funds for the Routine Maintenance of Roads/Roads Networks:-
Provision of qualitative infrastructure for use by the public in Kano State has been among the most important preoccupations of the incumbent administration, especially, roads that provide the most frequently used system for transportation on land. Many have been constructed, are being constructed while those existing are continually maintained. Specifically, the most recent approval granted for the release of funds for routine maintenance of roads in the metropolis was to the tune of N90, 000,000.00 for the routine maintenance and payment for asphalt procured. An excess N92, 288,860.76 has been spent for the repairs and patching of potholes on thirty-two (32) metropolitan roads. Some works have been completed while others are in progress. Details were presented to Council for consideration.

Need to maintain the tempo motivated the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning to request Council to approve the release of yet another sum of N150, 000,000.00 for the normal routine maintenance of roads.

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the sum of N90, 000,000.00 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning to enable Kano Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) continue with the routine maintenance of metropolitan roads and address its liabilities.

c) Request for Funds to Enable the Payment/Settlement of Various Complaints for Compensation at Various Sites:-
The present administration in Kano State had acquired many/various sites for developmental projects especially housing and road construction. Council was informed through the contents of this memorandum that, in all aspects payment of compensation is involved. Due to the volume of work and its complexity, time constraints and manpower problems, errors occur either through omissions, multiple quotation and wrong assessment, etc.

Strict and professional assessments revealed and confirmed that genuine complaints exist and are entitled to payment of additional compensation to the tune of N4, 284,551.00 presented to Council for consideration as follows:

i. Amana City – (9 people) = N1,087,560.00
ii. Bandirawo City – (6 people) = N853,060.00
iii. Northern Terminus – (6 people) = N391,220.00
iv. Southern Terminus – (2 people) = N100,260.00
v. PHCN, Rimin Zakara – (3 people) = N411,560.00
vi. Air force Sec. Sch. Kwa – (2 people) = N630,690.00
vii. Kwankwaso Dev. Project – (3 people) = N810,201.00
Total= N4, 284,551.00

Considering the genuineness of the request, Council approved the release of the sum of N4, 284,551.00 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning to address the compensation complaints presented.

d) Request for Funds for the Reconstruction/Dualization of Link Road to Ado Bayero Shopping Mall Along Zoo Road, Kano:-
Cognizant of the laudable policy of the present administration in providing developmental projects, the road cited was identified for the reconstruction/dualization in expectation of future high level of traffic when the Ado Bayero Shopping Mall commence operations.

Due process was followed in arriving at the sum of N105, 849,961.09 for the project. Details were presented to Council, which were considered and deliberated upon prior to the granting of approval for the release of the requested sum of N105, 849,961.09 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning for the stated project.

e) Request for Funds for Compensation in Respect of Some Structures Affected by the Construction of Service Lane Along Sheikh Ja’afar Road Dorayi/Chiranchi, Kano:-
The Chairman Executive Council Committee on Compensation (Honorable Commissioner, State Affairs) presented the report from his Committee on the issue cited. The Committee was satisfied on presentations submitted to Council from the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning for the release of the sum of N40, 147,835.00 for Compensation in respect of some structures affected by the Construction/Dualization of Service Lane on Sheikh Ja’afar Road.

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the sum of N40, 147,832.00 to the Ministry of Land and Physical Planning for the payment of the stated compensation according to the details presented.

5. MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Request for Funds to Sponsor 250 Kano State Indigenous Students for Studies at Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO):-

The Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Higher Education submitted findings of his mandated Committee on the status of Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) and recommended that 250 Kano State Indigenous Students can be sponsored to undertake courses in ten (10) programs offered by the University as follows:

i. B. N. Sc. (Nursing) – 30 Students
ii. B. Pharm. (Pharmacy) – 20 Students
iii. BMES (Medical Laboratory Science) – 10 Students
iv. B. Eng. (Chemical Engineering) – 25 Students
v. B. Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) – 25 Students
vi. B. Eng. (Comp. Eng./B Sc. Comp Sci.) – 30 Students
vii. B. Eng. (Elect/Electronics) – 25 Students
viii. LLB (Law) – 20 Students
ix. B Sc. Accounting – 30 Students
x. B. A. English – 35 Students
Total 250 Students

Relatedly, the following four (4) prayers were forwarded to Council for consideration and approval:

i. Approve the sponsorship of 250 Kano State Indigenous Students for studies at the IUO as presented.
ii. Approve the payment of N154, 640,000.00 as school fees, etc. to the IUO.
iii. Approve the payment of N2, 500,000.00 for JAMB.
iv. Approve the payment of N10, 600,000.00 sundry charges.
Total = N167, 740,000.00

As such, Council was requested to approve the release of the sum of N167,740,000.00 to the Ministry of Higher Education to enable the sponsorship of 250 Kano State Indigenous Students for studies under ten (10) different programs in the Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO). Congruence of the request to the Education/Empowerment policy of the present administration prompted Council to approve the four (4) prayers forwarded along with the release of the sum of N167, 740,000.00 to the Ministry of Higher Education for the purpose stated.

6. OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE
The two (2) memoranda submitted for deliberation by Council from the Office of the Head of Civil Service were approved for execution. Thus:

a) Presentation of Report on the Employment of Twelve (12) Academic Staff for Kano Informatics Institute:-
Office of the Head of Civil Service appraised the contents of the memorandum on the issue cited, submitted for consideration and approval by Council, from the State Ministry of Science and Technology. The contents were endorsed as in order but, the Ministry of Science and Technology being the organ supervising the Kano Informatics Institute, should perform the role of the Governing Council of the Institute (though in the interim). The roles include power to appoint, promote, dismiss and exercise control over Staff as provided in Section 8 (a) of the Enabling Law for the Institute.

As such, Council was requested to approve the employment of the twelve (12) qualified Screened/Interviewed applicants to serve as Academic Staff at the Kano Informatics Institute as presented by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Council noted, considered and approved as requested.

b) Request for Funds to Enable the Participation of 251 Eligible GL 13 Officers at the 19th Mandatory Workshop/Examination Organized by the Administration Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry, Lagos:-
All GL 13 Officers aspiring to rise to Managerial Cadre (GL 14 and above) in the Civil Service are to qualify for it through attending the cited workshop and pass the examinations arranged by ASCON in collaboration with the State Government. Details on the financial commitments to the tune of N13, 588,000.00 were presented to Council for consideration and granting approval for release. The routine/statutory nature of the request prompted Council to approve the release of the requested sum of N13,588,000.00 to the Office of the Head of Civil Service to enable the conduct of the stated workshop in view of its relevance.

7. MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, YOUTHS, SPORTS AND CULTURE


Presentation of Request for Funds for History and Culture Bureau to Participate at the 2013 Centenary Edition of National Carnival in Abuja (23rd – 26th November, 2013):-

The contents of this memorandum informed Council of the intentions of the History and Culture Bureau to respond to an invitation received from the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation requesting States to participate in the 1st Centenary Edition of National Carnival (23rd – 26th November, 2013) in Abuja. The Theme for this year’s Carnival is “A People for Century, A People forever”. The Carnival will create a platform to express achievements of Nigeria in decades through various artistic displays and performances.

500 Contingent from Kano comprising LGC Officials, State Government Officials, Artists/NGOS and the Kano Emirate Council are slated to represent Kano State at the occasion. Main activities to participate in include Costumes Products Presentation, Durbar, Boats Regatta, Food Fair (modern and traditional dishes), construction (city wall) and Carnival floats. Details on the financial commitments were presented to Council for consideration and approval.

Council noted, considered and approved the release of the sum of N23,000,000.00 to the Ministry of Information, Internal Affairs, Youths, Sports and Culture to enable the State History and Culture Bureau participate at the stated Carnival.

8. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Request for Funds to Enable the Conduct of Training for 300 Youths for Sustainable Modern Bee Keeping and Sustainability of KNAP Conventional Bee Keeping program:-

Cognizant of the resolve of the present administration in Kano State to provide skill acquisition opportunities for our unemployed youths, the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Environment submitted the request cited for the training of youth's modern bee keeping. Details were presented for consideration by Council along with the request for the release of the sum of N14,750,000.00 for the purpose. The request was considered appropriate as Council approved the release of the sum of N14,750,000.00 to the Ministry of Environment for the stated purpose.

UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES OF 121STKANO STATE  EXECUTIVE COUNCIL SITTING

1. SWEARING – IN OF FOUR (4) NEWLY APPOINTED HIGH COURT JUDGES
Council witnessed the swearing – in of four (4) newly appointed High Court Judges, which include Hon. Justice Hadiza Sulaiman, Hon. Justice Aishatu Ya’u, Hon. Justice Muhammad Yahaya and Hon. Justice Nasiru Saminu. Council urged them to ensure justice to the citizenry in the discharge of their official responsibilities. The Governor congratulated the appointees and urged Judges at lower Courts to properly utilize Government infrastructures allocated to them.

2. CONDUCT OF MONTHLY SANITATION EXERCISE
Council appreciated the successful conduct of the Saturday26thOctober, 2013 monthly sanitation exercise during which defaulters were arraigned before a Mobile court. Accordingly, Council appreciated the cooperation of the citizens.
3. HANDING OVER OF WUJU-WUJU ROAD NETWORK SITE TO THE CONTRACTOR (TEC)
Council acknowledged the handing over of the Wuju – Wuju Road Network site (i.e. Jakara – Kwarin Gogau) to TEC Construction Company for the execution of the project.

4. HOSTING OF 2013 INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY IN THE STATE

Council noted State's funding of the National Literacy Conference in Kano. Council congratulated the participants and urged stakeholders across the State and the Nation to support literacy campaign programs, which will yield positive response towards eradicating mass illiteracy. 

5. PRESENTATION OF AWARD
Council delightfully acknowledged the award and Certificate presented to Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE by the Institute of Security Management & Operations of Nigeria, which organized a Conference on Universal Peace Federation titled “Critical Issues, Sustainable Peace & Democracy in Nigeria.” The award was in recognition of His Excellency's establishment of Corporate Security Institute, Gabasawa in the State.

6. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO 100 NEWLY TRAINED WOMEN POULTRY FARMERS IN THE STATE
Council appreciatively acknowledged the successful training of 100 Women on Poultry farming. The participants were given chicks and ten (10) bags each of feeds subsidized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Council also acknowledged the commencement of the preparation for the upcoming Kano State Agricultural Show on Friday 1stNovember, 2013 being organized by the State Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Participants are expected from the 44 Local Government Areas and other States who are to display agriculture produce.

In the same vein, ten (10) Northern States have sponsored about 140 Students to study at the State Fisheries Training Institute. The training will commence in November, 2013.
Council noted the opening of Bank of Industry's N2billion Micro Finance Fund Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs in the State on 29thOctober, 2013 by Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE.

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS ON ANY EMERGENCY
Council endorsed the useful phone numbers submitted by the security agents in case of any emergency on the metropolitan Roads. Accordingly, the public may easily contact KAROTA for breakdown of vehicle(s), traffic congestion, accidents and illegal/wrong parking through the following number – 08091626747. Similarly, the State Police Command could be contacted on – 08032419754, 08123821575. In addition, the State Fire Service can also be contacted on – 07051246833, 08191778888.

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