Kano State Executive Council has approved the sum of N1,036,398,164.33 for emergency maintenance of 31 dilapidated roads within the state’s metropolis.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that some of the roads to be rehabilitated include Nassarawa Hospital, Sheik Jaafar, Eastern bypass-Unguwa Uku, Bompai, Abbatoir, Civic Centre, Obasanjo Road and Bello Road.

Others include, ‘Yantsaki Road-Tudun Murtala, Sharada, Rijiyar Zaki, Rafin Dan Nana, Ashton Road, Manladan Kulkul Road, Emirs Palace, Kofar Famfo, ‘Yan Katako-Zaria Road among others.

In a press conference on the outcome of the weekly executive council meeting in his office on Friday, the state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba, said the repair work would be carried out in eight clusters within the city.

He revealed that the state Ministry of Finance has already been directed to release 30% of the total sum to the eight contractors for immediate mobilization to the project sites.

“The deplorable state of the roads was impacting negatively on Kano’s position as emerging mega city with reputation of being a commercial nerve centre of significant importance,” he noted.

Other approvals by the council include supply and installation of 100 electricity distribution transformers of different capacity in various communities in the state at the cost of N574, 363, 062.00 million.

Mr Garba explained that the sum of N31, 853, 503.5 million has also been approved for feeding in three boarding primary schools, namely; Shehu Minjibir Boarding Primary School, Musa Saleh Kwankwaso Model Science Primary School and Mariri Boarding Orphanage.

The commissioner also announced that the state government will soon construct fences in all schools without them, and the decision to ban the construction of corner shops on the fences of primary and secondary schools, hospitals and courts.

He, therefore, called on the people of the state to continue supporting the administration of Mr Ganduje whose cardinal principle is to better the lives of the citizenry.