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  • Updated: March 27, 2024

Gombe govt approves N43bn for governor’s residence, assembly, High Court projects

Gombe govt approves N43bn for governor’s residence, assemb

The Gombe State government has greenlit a budget of N43.13 billion for the development of essential infrastructure, including the construction of the governor's residence, the House of Assembly, and the High Court complex.

Tilde Mijinyawa, the Commissioner for Information, announced this following the conclusion of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Gombe on Tuesday.

Furthermore, the council sanctioned an allocation of N10.4 billion for the construction of 77 kilometers of roads spanning Kwami, Funakaye, Nafada, and Yamaltu-Deba local government areas.

Umaru Kallama, the Commissioner for Works, Housing, and Transport, revealed that contractors would soon receive mobilization to kickstart construction promptly.

Moreover, the council endorsed plans for the construction of office accommodations for the Gombe State Security, Traffic, and Environmental Corps, aimed at bolstering the operations of the Hattara Security outfit.

Aishatu Maigari, Commissioner for Education, said the SEC approved N549 million for payment of registration fees for the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) and the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (MBAIS) for 19,840 indigent students.

She said the students were in 151 senior secondary schools comprising those on exchange programmes.

Maigari said 19,000 out of the 23,000 students passed the mock examination, adding that “In 2019, when Governor Inuwa Yahaya assumed office, only 22 per cent of students were getting five credits and above.

“In 2023, we had 67.8 per cent who passed with five credits, including mathematics and English.”

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