Minna - Niger Commissioner for Works,
Alhaji Abdulmalik Cheche says the State Government has approved N80 million for
the renovation of the Police Barracks that was recently destroyed by rainstorm.
Cheche made this known on Thursday in Minna when he was
He said that the project would go a long way in providing
decent accommodation for the officers and men of the police.
Cheche said that the state government had also spent N328
million on the rehabilitation of Tegina – Kagara road, to ease
transportation of people, goods and services.
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The commissioner said that the Federal Government had
directed Salini Construction Company to commence work on the Minna-Suleja
Similarly, Hajiya Fatima Madugu, the Commissioner for
Education, said that additional six Technical and Vocational schools in three
zones would be captured in the “whole school approach project of the 2017
She said that six boarding schools in each senatorial
district and 30 secondary schools would also be captured in the 2017 budget.
According to Madugu, the governor has directed the Ministry
of Education to include in its budget, the provision for car loan to school
principals and motorcycle loan to head teachers of government schools.
She said that the loan would improve the lives of teachers
and their productivity.
Also, Alhaji Haliru Zakari, the Commissioner for Lands and
Housing, said that the state government had resolved to reduce the fees for
obtaining Certificate of Occupancy (C of O).
He said that urban dwellers would now pay N15, 000 as
against the N127, 000 they paying in the past, while those in rural areas would
pay N5,000, adding that the reduction period is six months.
According to him, this will encourage land owners to obtain
legal documents at affordable rate and improve the state Internally Generated