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Kano State Executive Council has approved the sum of N377,312,386.70 as 2017-2020 outstanding counterpart fund for the Leventis Foundation and Kano State Agricultural Training School, Panda.

The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Kano on Thursday.

Garba said the school was established in 1988 and had so far trained and graduated over 2,700 youths in crops production, livestock and fisheries value chains across the state.

“The school programme is in line with the Agricultural Transformation Programme, which equally goes in line with the state’s policy thrust in agriculture,” he said.

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Garba said even when the fund was yet to be received; programmes and activities of the school were still going on, including payment of staff salaries and enforcing operational standards.

He said that the council also approved the upward review of operative rates in the construction of two-coat surface dressed road network at NNDC Quarters, Sharada.

The contract was awarded at the cost of N48, 577,200.00, but has now been revised upward to N105,629,494.26 according to the commissioner.

Garba said the council had received a progress report for May, for the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC mega station at Rotary Intersection, in Kano metropolis.

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He said that the project was awarded at the cost of N8, 980, 303, 460.63, while the sum of N6,013, 954, 461.84 had already been paid to the contractor handling the project.

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