Kano approves N32m for NECO, NBAIS of disabled, indigent candidates
Kano State Government has approved the release of N32,429,000 to Ministry of Education for registration of disabled indigent candidates in National Examination Council (NECO), National Board for Arabic and Islamic Schools (NBAIS) and West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE) Examinations.
The approval include N11,000 per head for 2,595 verified candidates writing NECO amounting to N28,545,000, while N1,805, 000 would be spent at the rate of N9, 500.00 per candidate for NBAIS examination.
A statement signed by Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said approval was considered at the State Executive Council meeting after due consideration.
The government also approved N489,258,000 in August 2020, for 29,129 able students, who passed the state-owned qualified examinations.
In a related development, Garba said the council had approved the extension/services on appointment of an independent engineer on Tiga and Challawa Hydro Electric Power Project (HEP) from August 31, 2021 to August 31, 2022 in favour of lender technical adviser, Messrs Oska-Jo & Partners Ltd at the discounted sum of N120, 482, 426.23.
He added that approval was also given for upward review of already approved contract for equipping of/furnishing of Kafin Maiyaki Cottage Hospital at N132, 763, 047.49 to enable its commissioning for the facilitation of optimum healthcare services.
The commissioner revealed that the council also approved N21, 384,000 for the bulk purchase of 11, 880 copies of text books entitled: “Comprehensive Animal Husbandry and Fisheries for Senior Secondary Schools,” to encourage agricultural study and animal/fish production in the state.
“ It also approved the conduct of a two-day 2020 retreat for members of the council, heads of extra ministerial departments, permanent secretaries and other top government functionaries, which held on December 18 and 19.
“ The retreat, which followed positive outcome of the one earlier held in 2019 in Kaduna, is aimed at identifying and overcoming current challenges upon government operations in the state and achieving the desired objectives for effective coordination/synergy among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)”.
The commissioner said the council has ratified the contract agreement on e-procurement framework contract with Messrs. European Union Dynamics UK Limited at the cost of $356, 612:50.
He explained that e-procurement is a component of state Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme, which relates to framework formation of Bureau by legislation that also executes e-procurement in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies receiving funds from the state budget and access to one million dollars for the state government.
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