By Mallam Muhammad Garba, Hon. Commissioner, Information, Youth & Culture, Kano state
Kano state government has released one quarter of outstanding tuition fees (2016-2018) totaling N265, 637, 741 for indigent students in private universities in the country.
The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who briefed newsmen in his office, said the universities include A-Qalam University, Katsina N19, 092, 978 million; American University in Nigeria, N21, 526, 430 million; Bells Otago N102, 550, 123 million; Crescent University, Abeokuta N18, 410, 875 million and Igbinedion Okada N104, 057, 741 million.
Similarly, the state Executive Council has approved the sum of N210, 000, 000.00 million for the provision of solar powered streetlights in boarding secondary schools and night Islamiyya schools in various locations across the state.
He said the council has also okayed the sum of N354, 975, 775.17 million for the construction of Local Government Staff Development Centre, while N14, 239, 140.37 million has been a of approved for reconstruction/repairs of Kailani and Achi Lafiya health Posts located in Kiru local government.
The commissioner said the council has approved the sum of N24, 478, 168 million for the provision of three electricity transformers of different capacities at Sharada, Kwanar Freedom Radio Small Scale Industrial area.
The council also witnessed the signing of the Kano state College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies Law by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje which will enable the college to issue certificates of education in many discipline.