(Sokoto - The Sokoto State Government has earmarked N434.8million for the construction of an international conference centre in the state.
Dr. Muhammad Jabbi, the Commissioner for Environment, announced this after the State Executive Council Meeting in Sokoto on Wednesday.
Jabbi said the council made the approval in order to host international and national conferences conveniently in the state.
He also said the council approved N84.9 million for the construction of two sets of solar-powered pumps in rural areas of the state.
"This is to enable us to use solar pumps for boreholes in the rural areas'', he added.
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Similarly, Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Bello Yusuf, said the council approved N95.8 million for the expansion and rehabilitation of Government Secondary School, Illela.
Yusuf added that the council also approved N146.6million for the expansion of Government Secondary School, Sanyinna, and the establishment of secondary school for girls in the area.
"This is to further boost education standard in the state", he said.