Kano govt. to spend N500 million to upgrade primary health centres

The Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Nasir Muhammad, on Monday, said the state government would spend over N500 million to upgrade its facilities.

Mr. Muhammad, a medical doctor, disclosed this in Kano when he appeared before the state House of Assembly to defend the budget estimate for the board.

He said the upgrade and renovation would cover primary healthcare centres across the 44 local government areas of the state.

The scribe said the state government had also proposed a total budget estimate of N1.5 billion for the board in the state’s 2016 spending plan.

He added that the board would embark on awareness campaign on protection against communicable and non-communicable diseases.

The executive secretary explained that the campaign was part of measures to ensure healthy and productive environment in the state.

The executive secretary expressed the board’s commitment toward proper utilisation of the fund if approved.

Meanwhile, the commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Rabiu Bako, said the state government proposed to spend N10 million on the construction of model village markets across the 37 local government areas of the state.

The commissioner stated this while also defending the budget estimate of the ministry.

He said out of the proposed N6.1 billion for the ministry, over N20 million was earmarked for youth and women skills acquisition programmes across the state.

(NAN)

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