Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Sokoto state executive council has approved N437 million naira for procurement of 2500 double bunker beds and 5000 mattresses for secondary schools in the state.
The Commissioner of Science and Technology, Hajiya Kulu Haruna stated this while briefing newsmen shortly after the weekly state executive council meeting held at the Council Chamber of Government House Sokoto.
She said the beddings and matrasses would be distributed to all schools and the Government Girls Science Academy, Kasarawa, now under construction, with a view to ensure conducive learning environment.
Similarly, the council also considered and approved the bill for law regarding the operation and functions of the established Shehu Shagari University of Education in the state.
The state Commissioner for Justice, Suleiman Usman (SAN) disclosed this, saying that, the bill for law to establish the university is among the major requirements for the establishment of a university by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).
Consequent upon the proclamation of the state government on the upgrading of the college to a university, instituted an advisory committee which has submitted its interim report to the government.
Also, the commissioner of Health Muhammadu Ali Inname gave an update of the COVID-19 disease pandemic in the state. He said so far 20,777 people were tested with the 792 cases since the outbreak of the disease in the state.
He also said so far, the state government has three patients of the disease who are corps members under the mandatory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state.
On the outbreak of gastro-enteritis in the state, the commissioner said six weeks after 22 local government areas have reported incidents, out of which 11 have active cases.