The Kano state Executive Council has approved the release of the sum of N78, 701, 027.62 million as contribution of the state government for the implementation of the year 2019 Health Work Plan, just as it sanctioned a Community Policing Summit for the state.
The commissioner for information malam Mohammad Garba stated this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council’s meeting held at government house kano.
He said the programme, which was a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dangote and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations to improve child health outcomes, is also intended to develop healthcare delivery services in the state.
Malam Garba explained that the multilateral MoU is being carried out by the state Ministry of Health, Hospitals Management Board, Drug and Medical Consumable Supply Agency and the state Primary Health Care Management Board.
He said the council has also given approval for the release of the sum of N58, 544, 000.00 million as counterpart funds on the activities of Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin Trust Fund.
The commissioner noted that the council has given authorization for the conduct of Summit on Community Policing to further consolidate on the giant strides taken by the Ganduje administration to protect lives and property of citizens which earns the state the status of the most peaceful state in the federation.
Malam Garba announced that a bill would be sent to the state House of Assembly to that effect, said the development followed the granting of license to the board by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, to carry out Umrah (Lesser Hajj) services along with Hajj operations.
The council, has okayed the sum of N71, 100, 000.00 for the procurement of vehicles to conduct operations at Ruga Settlements and Grazing Reserves in the state.
The commissioner also revealed that the council has sanctioned the constitution of a Technical Committee to look into the issue of professional misconduct and abuse of privilege by media organisations in the state.
The committee, which will be chaired by the commissioner Information, is to among other things, organize a stakeholders’ meeting comprising the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Film Censorship Board, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Information, proprietors of radio stations, security agencies, party chairmen, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), among others, to discuss the problem and proffer solutions.