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The Yobe Executive Council has approved the sum of N1.4 billion for the execution of irrigation, health, electricity and education projects across the state before the end of 2017.

Alhaji Mala Musti, the state Commissioner for Information, disclosed this to newsmen after the State Executive Council meeting in Damaturu.

Musti said that the council had approved contracts worth N464.7 million for the construction of concrete lining of irrigation canals at Garin Gada.

He further said that N106.7 million was also approved for the transportation of medical equipment worth N1.8 billion donated to the state by the World Medical Relief, U.S.

According to him, N186.7 million was also approved for the linking of 33kv transmission power line from Bayamari to Giedam.

“The council approved N298.5 million for the purchase of furniture and equipment for the Medical College of Yobe State University as well as fencing of the college at the cost of N81.5 million.

He said that the council also approved landscaping of the frontage of Yobe Mosque and Islamic centre, Damaturu at the cost of N60.6 million.

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