The Adamawa State government has approved N1 billion for members of the state House of Assembly, for constituency developmental projects in 2016.
Ahmed Sajoh, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this while briefing journalists after the state executive council meeting in Yola on Wednesday.
Mr. Sajoh said the funds would be distributed through the 25 members of the state house of assembly for the empowerment and wealth creation of their constituencies.
“The funds would go a long way in supplementing government’s efforts in providing basic infrastructure to rural communities,” he said.
He said the council also approved N270 million for the purchase of three water drilling machines for the provision of portable water in the state.
“This administration is projecting 2016 for all communities in the state to have adequate portable water supply,” Mr. Sajoh said.
He said that, “the council also approved N172 Million as payment for the renewal of mining license for the state”.
According to him, the challenge had been the renewal of the license as investors were already waiting to commence mining of barite.
Barite is one of the important elements used in petroleum drilling.
He said that the mining would generate employment for 3000 youths.
The government’s spokesperson said the council also constituted a committee for the distribution of tricycles to the seven affected local government areas affected by insurgency.