Gombe Govt Approves 8.8bn For Township Roads Construction, 1.2 bn For Emergency Repairs of Washed Out.

…Lifts Suspension On 7 out of 17 Private Health Institutions Of Learning

The Gombe State Executive Council chaired by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the construction of 17 township roads valued at the cost of 8.8 billion naira.

The Commissioner of Works and Transportation, Engr. Abubakar Bappah disclosed this to newsmen shortly after the Council meeting.

Engr. Bappah said the 17 township road projects will traverse areas like Kagarawal, Pantami/Gabukka, old GRA and Civil Service Commission’s office to Science Secondary School Gombe to link up with Shongo among other locations in the State capital.

He disclosed that the State Executive Council also approved 1.2 billion naira for emergency repairs of washed out roads across the State .

In another development, the State Executive Council has lifted the ban on 7 out of the 17 private health institutions of learning earlier closed down for reasons bordering on accreditation, physical and instructional considerations.

The chairman of the committee on the review of the sustainability of private health institutions of learning in the State, Barrister Zubair Muhammad Umar said those given the nod to resume academic activities include Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tunfure, Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri, Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, Lamido College of Hygiene Liji, Ummah College of Health Science and Technology, Dukku, International College of Health Science and Technology, Haruna Rasheed College of Health Science and Technology Dukku.

According to him those still under suspension include Ilimi College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, Barunde College of Health Science Kumo, Legacy College of Health Science and Technology Gombe, College of Health Science Filiya, College of Health Science Deba and Bormi College of Health Science and Technology Bajoga.

Others are Bajoga College of Health Science and Technology, College of Health Science and Technology Bambam, Standard College of Health Science and Technology Kwami and College of Health Science Lailaipido

Barrister Zubairu Umar, who is also the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice said the Government’s decision on the matter is to checkmate professional quackery and not aimed at a witch hunt.

While placing emphasis on the position of the chairman to ascertain the sustainability of private health institutions in the State, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru said the decision forms part of Government’s decision to ensure health safety and efficiency in the State.

Earlier speaking, the overseeing Commissioner for Information and Culture Mr. Meshack Audu Lauco who coordinated the post SEC press conference said, all decisions taken by the State Executive Council were done in the best interest of the people of the State.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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