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  • Updated: August 15, 2022

Gombe SEC Approves N10bn For Township Roads Construction, Others

Gombe SEC Approves N10bn For Township Roads Construction, Ot

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya| Photo Source: Daily Post

The Gombe State Executive Council presided over by the state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved N10 billion for road projects.

The council approved N8.8 billion for the construction of 17 township roads. 

Another N1.2 billion was approved by the council for emergency repairs of roads washed away by floods.

This was disclosed to newsmen by the Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Engnr. Abubakar Bappah shortly after the meeting on Monday. 

Bappah said the 17 township roads will be constructed in Kagarawal, Pantami/Gabukka, old GRA and Civil Service Commission's office to Science Secondary School Gombe to link up with Shongo areas among others. 

The council also lifted ban on 7 private health institutions out of the 17 that where closed over accreditation issues.

According to the chairman of the committee receiving the private health institutions' sustainability, Barrister Zubair Muhammad Umar, the 7 institutions include Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tunfure, Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri, Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, Lamido College of Hygiene Liji, Ummah College of Health Science and Technology, Dukku, International College of Health Science and Technology, and Haruna Rasheed College of Health Science and Technology Dukku.

However the remaining schools still under suspension include Ilimi College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, Barunde College of Health Science Kumo, Legacy College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, College of Health Science Filiya, College of Health Science Deba and Bormi College of Health Science and Technology Bajoga. 

Others are Bajoga College of Health Science and Technology, College of Health Science and Technology Bambam, Standard College of Health Science and Technology Kwami and College of Health Science Lailaipido.

As contained in a statement signed by the Director-General Press Affairs to the governor, Ismaila Uba Misilli, "Barrister Zubairu Umar, who is also the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice said the Government’s decision on the matter is to checkmate professional quackery and not aimed at a witch hunt. 

"While placing emphasis on the position of the chairman to ascertain the sustainability of private health institutions in the State, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru said the decision forms part of Government’s decision to ensure health safety and efficiency in the State."

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