The Kaduna State Government states that it has expended N1.7 billion on 37 capital projects in Kudan Local Government Area in the last three and a half years.
The State’s Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, Hajiya Balaraba Inuwa made this known at a Policy Townhall Meeting in Hunkuyi, the local government capital.
Balarabe explained that N1.1 billion was expended on construction of science secondary school, rehabilitation of nine classrooms, construction of 13 toilets and 16 solar-powered boreholes.
She also said that N283.4 million was spent on renovation of 11 health centres and renovation and extension of labour room and mini theatre to improve services delivery in the health sector.
Also, about N285 million was spent on construction of a township road and 3.5 kilometre feeder road, while N3.4 million was spent on construction of four VIP toilets to improve sanitation.
This meeting was organised by the Planning and Budget Commission in collaboration with the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to present the achievements of current administration in Kudan.
Also speaking, Malam Zubairu Tanimu, Acting Executive Director, Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), said 54,500 people in the LGA now have access to safe drinking water.
Tanimu said the beneficiaries in 52 communities of the LGA were provided with water facilities under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN II) which commenced in 2016.
He added that the programme also certified 30 communities with 54, 839 people as Open Defecation Free (ODF) environment in the area.
Similarly, a total of 65, 879 now have access to good hygiene and sanitation, while 36 schools have been supported with water and sanitation facilities within the period, he added.
Earlier, the Chairman of the LGA, Shuaibu Jaja, said the townhall meeting was part of effort to ensure transparency, accountability and community participation in governance.
Source: Voice of Nigeria