Yobe Govt approves N3.23 billion for cargo airport, road, market projects

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Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

The Yobe State Executive Council yesterday approved over N3.2 billion for additional works at the Damaturu International Cargo Airport which is scheduled to begin operation in three months and the Gashua Modern Market as well as the construction of roads and drainages in the state.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, disclosed this in Damaturu while briefing journalists on the outcome of the council meeting which was presided over by Deputy Governor Idi Barde Gubana.

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He said the council also approved the sum of N1, 547. 908, 888.00 for the procurement and installation of aircraft rescue, firefighting trucks, training of personnel and the installation of Low-Level Wind-Shear Alert System (LLWAS) at the Damaturu International Cargo Airport.

The commissioner said: “In addition to this approval, the council also ratified the sum of N744, 194,523.03 for the execution of additional works on the Gashua Modern Market project, a project that is still ongoing and about to be completed.”

According to the commissioner, the council also approved the sum of N 149, 000, 000.00 for the procurement of four Toyota Camry and two Toyota Corolla vehicles which would be allocated to the newly appointed High Court judges and Khadis in the state.

“Also ratified by the council was the approval of the sum of N273, 447, 800.00 for the construction of 4.2 km access road Phase I from Works Quarters to the new housing estate along Ibrahim Gaidam Crescent, Damaturu.”

“Another sum of N524, 666, 549.5 was ratified for the construction of 3.6km earth road linking New Bra-Bra estate to Nyaya estate and NEP layout as well as the construction of 4.6km concrete drain linking new Bra-Bra estate to Nyaya and NEP layout Phase II all within Damaturu metropolis,” he stated.

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