While addressing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council meeting, the Sokoto Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Sa’idu Umar has said that the Sokoto State Government will expend N4.44 billion for the construction of 251 Solar-powered water projects across the 23 local government areas of the state. The commissioner has said that the projects would ensure provision of adequate potable water for human consumption and livestock in the state. Contributing, the state Commissioner for Animal Health, Alhaji Tukur Alkali, has also disclosed that the council approved over N336 million for the rehabilitation of the defective irrigation facilities in Rabah Local Government Area of the state. Alkali has said that the state government’s effort would boost food production, curb unemployment and poverty in the state. He has further disclosed that the council had approved over N 326 million for the construction of a new library complex at the Sokoto State University.

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