Ganduje approves N246m for KUST’s three year excess workload
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
The Kano State Government state has approved the release of N245, 782, 920.00 million for the settlement of the excess workload for the period of three academic sessions to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Senior Non-Teaching Staff of the state’s University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
The Kano State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chambers of the Government House, Kano, on Tuesday last week.
Muhammadu Garba said the staff of the university have not been paid the due as stipulated in the 2019 agreement between the federal government and ASUU.
Funds amounting to the sum of N552, 032, 574.50 million has also been approved for the rehabilitation of Kafin Chiri Dam (Phase 1) in Garko Local Government Area.
The approval is for the phase of the rehabilitation programe aimed at improving agricultural activities in the area.
Approved also is N122, 399, 563.85 for the furnishing and supply of office essentials for the newly completed office complex at Shari’a Court department, Audu Bako Secretariat, Kano.
The commissioner, however, stated that the council has also approved the sum of N121, 572, 866.46 million for the award of contract on erosion and washout control at various locations in Garko Local Government Area of Kano State.
The council, he said, has also approved the release of N38, 000, 000.00 million for the replacement of solar batteries and panels at 50 enrolment centres of the National Identity Management Commission across the state.
Garba said: “Kano State is the most populous state in the federation and National identity is very important. The Ganduje adminstration wants make sure tat Evey citizen of the state is enrolled.”
Other approvals by the council include the release of N16, 135, 000.00 million for the upgrade of vocational acquisition programmes.