Yobe State Executive Council has approved N1,966,513,142 for the purchase of Hotel and execution of various projects in the state.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the meeting was presided over by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, the state Commissioner of Home Affairs and Information, Mala Musti, said the sum of N578,161,010.03 was approved for the purchase of GAAT Hotel in Damaturu.
He said the council has ratified the approval for the supply of 14 number Toyota Hilux at the cost of N245,000,000.00, ratifying the approval of 3 numbers of 4 bedroom VIP Guest Chalets at Government House at the cost of N126,714,147.00.
Musti also revealed that the council had approved the ratification of counterpart contribution for health infrastructure development towards the implementation of SDGs conditional grants scheme to the tune of N250,000,000.00.
“Others were N369,910,405.71 for the rehabilitation of Ngibi bridge along Bara–Teteba–Gulani road in Gulani local government area.
“In order to construct roads and concrete drainage at Buhari Estate Damaturu, the sum of N396,727,580.00 was also approved by the council,” he added.
Daily Trust recalled that the state government has converted its 3 star hotel into students hostel for the Yobe State University Medical College, a development that attracted a lot of condemnation by people in the state.
Also, the state’s hotel, located in the heart of town could not be well managed by the government, and later given to military as accommodation.
Meanwhile, the governor has also sworn-in two High Court Judges, Honourble Justice Karima Bulama Yusuf and Honourable Justice Musa Kyari Kachalla.
The governor urged them to always strive to abide by their oath of office and allegiance, and set good examples through compliance with diligence and observance of the process in all their official conduct and procedure.
“The two legal luminaries have distinguished themselves in the legal profession having served in various capacities which earned them special recognition and subsequent recommendation by the National Judicial Service Commission for their elevation to the position of Judges of Yobe State High Court” he said.