Commissioner appreciates local  councils performances


By Lawal Gwanda

The commissioner for the Ministry of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs in Katsina State Prof Badamasi Lawal has expressed appreciation over performances of local councils on project execution, saying their remaining 50% of projects funds allocated to them will soon be released.

The Commissioner revealed this when he visited Kankia, Kusada, Ingawa and Charanchi LGAs while rounding up projects inspection initiated by the local councils in Katsina, Daura, and Funtua Senatorial Zones.

Prof Badamasi  registered his satisfaction on the quality, level and complaince to the Bill of Quantity of the projects so far approved to the three respective local councils Chairmen.

At Kankia local government area, Chairman of the local council Alhaji Musa Maikudi Kankia conducted the Commissioner round five projects that include two150 metres long drainages that reached 90% completion at Sabuwar Abuja Quarters and Jauga road respectively in Kankia town.

The provision and fixing of 50 number of Solar powered Street Security Lights around Kankia town and 3,755 metre long tapping of water project to strengthen the provision portable drinking water in Kankia town were  successfully inspected.

At Sagawa Village in the same LGA, the Commissioner inspected the successful repairs of a grounded electric transformer where he instructed the officials concern to ensure concrete Security for the Armoured Cable to be attached to the Transformer.

While at Ingawa LGA, Professor Badamasi Charanchi inspected the provision and fixing of high and low tension aluminium electricity cables at ‘Yan Dadi Village, a 4km Latrite road with single box culverts where 2km was completed and the Chairman of the LGA Alhaji Rabe Aliyu Kusada assured to complete the remaining 2km.

Another 6 – 7km Latrite Filling work from Bauranya to Kusada was also inspected, where the Commissioner registered his satisfaction on the work so far done. While a rehabilitation work of the local council’s Chamber and one block of two classrooms of Islamiyya School and Mosque ongoing project was successfully inspected.

Ingawa was the third LGA visited, where a completed general repairs of Tipper and Water Tanker trucks, as well as one Station Wagon Golf model where inspected.

At Matallawa Village in the same LGA, the Commissioner inspected a 160 metre drainage, where he took time to visit Matallawa Primary School and promised to personally provide school uniforms for Pupils of the School and charged the Chairman Alhaji Labaran Magaji and others to also donate same.

Similarly, the Commissioner was conducted round the projects at Charanchi LGA by the Vice Chairman of the local council, where he inspected a N3.2M renovation work of Safana Primary Healthcare facility that reached 90% completion.

Another renovation work of Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Office and renovated Fish House planned to be converted to Civil Defence Office reaching 72% and 65%   respectively were successfully inspected.

At Jewa, Ganua  Village, the Commissioner successfully inspected the construction work of a block of two classrooms Islamiyya that reached 70%, rehabilitation work of Ganuwa Dispensary and Banye Model Primary Healthcare renovation work assessed at 80% completion.

In all the LGAs visited, Professor Badamasi Lawal applauded the efforts of the state Governor Malam Dikko Umar Radda for his steadfastness to bring back the lost glory of local government councils and succour to the people of the State.

The respective local councils Chairmen also acknowledged the doggedness of Governor Dikko Radda on issues related to LGAs of the State and expressed gratitude for choosing Professor Badamasi Charanchi to be the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, as according to them the Governor had made a right choice at the right time.


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