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GovernorHis Excellency
Engr. Dr. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso, Fnse, Kano State Governor


The Chairman after welcoming members to the 150th Kano State Executive Council meeting acknowledged the presence of the two newly appointed Hon. Commissioners for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Higher Education in the persons of (Dr) Nasiru Yusif Gawuna and Alhaji
Aliyu Ahmed Yako respectively.After the welcoming address, the Kano State Executive Council's 150th sitting dwelt on the successful conduct of the State Local Government elections on May 17, 2014. The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has the constitutional responsibilities of organizing, supervising and conducting the polls in the 484 Wards and 44 Local Government Councils. In order to make the election free and fair the Commission invited other State Independent Electoral Commissions under the umbrella of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commissions of Nigeria (FOSIECON) to observe the elections. Twenty-four (24) State Independent Electoral Commissions honored the invitation. They are from Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, Imo, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States. The
delegates from the State Independent Electoral Commissions carried out the observation in five groups and randomly visited a number of Local Government Areas of the State. At the end of the exercise, the delegates concluded:
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In solemn and prayerful meditation to the Almighty Allah for the safe release of the over 200 female students of Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) Chibok, Borno State, the Kano State Executive Council held its one hundred and forty ninth (149th) sitting today Wednesday 14th May, 2014 (15th Rajab, 1435 A H) under the Chairmanship of Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE.

Appropriately, the 149th sitting was dedicated to the recognition accorded to Kano State by the Progressive Governors Forum for choosing Kano State to convene and deliberate on issues of serious concern for the development of education in the country generally, particularly in their respective domains.
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The 148th Kano State Executive Council sitting presided over by Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE, today Wednesday 7th May, 2014 (8th Rajb, 1435 AH) central theme is on the progress so far made in the execution of major projects now dotting every part of the State. These major projects under review are costing the State over N24 billion and are being acknowledged, appreciated and supported by the citizens. In
fact, citizens have begun to evaluate the significance of such projects in relation to their economic and social progress. We can identify four (4) fundamental trends of this administration's transformation under the present leadership, which is shaping every aspects of the State for the better. First, the State is witnessing rapid urban and rural transformation, followed by improved socio-political economic development, infrastructural upsurge and finally educational and agricultural rejuvenation. Thus, the administration is on the right track and the completion of these projects will change Kano State forever.
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Illegal handling/sales of drugs was among the negative activities identified for dissolution by the present administration in Kano State, under the leadership of the second (2nd) incumbency of Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE.
Positive measures were put in place by the execution of policies/programmes/ projects toward stoppage of the menace associated with the wrongful handling of drugs which translate/lead to their misuse and outright abuse by the youths and general citizenry in the State.
Sales of fake and/or expired drugs across the State was among the issues targeted for stoppage for which a Taskforce Committee was enacted whose activities resulted in the official confiscation of enormous quantities of the fake/ expired drugs amounting to the tune of over N300,000,000.00. This amount of fake/expired drugs was set on fire by Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE on Friday 28th March, 2014. In fact, since the inception of this administration more than N1 billion worth of fake/expired drugs was destroyed by the Government and efforts are being intensified to curtail and stop such businesses within the State. Download the complete Extract here.


Today Wednesday 12th March, 2014 (11th Jumada Ula, 1435 AH) marked the official last day that begging on the streets of metropolitan Kano is allowed in accordance with the provisions of the Law that was recently passed and put into effect by the present administration. Begging being practiced in our societies has no relationship with the tenets of Islam. While it is true, that some categories of beggars have serious physical, personal or financial problems, there is ample reason to state that begging is being transformed to
something else. It is being turned into a gainful profession. But that does not mean there are no individuals needing help and support. The physically challenged people with special needs or the aged are supposed to be catered for by the society or relevant authorities of the State.

Thus, proper, reliable and adequately funded arrangements need to be put in place to see to the welfare of these categories of people requiring assistance. This explains the basis for this policy, which is aimed at not only curtailing the number of beggars on the streets but also reeducating those involved on its negativities.

The Kano State Government heralded this effort yesterday Tuesday 11th March, 2014 (10th Jumada Ula, 1435 AH) at an occasion that celebrated the empowerment of five hundred and nineteen (519) beggars among the physically challenged and aged found roaming the streets of metropolitan Kano.Two hundred and thirty-four (234) of the physically challenged amongst the five hundred and nineteen (519) beggars identified were allocated/donated with N15,000.00 take–off capital (non–refundable), table, chair, umbrella, etc. to enable each of them venture into the business of selling of GSM recharge cards.

On the other hand, for the two hundred and eighty-five (285) of the five hundred and nineteen (519) beggars approval for a monthly standing grant of N10,000.00 to each for self –maintenance by their identified Local Government Councils was given. This monthly allowance is supposed to keep them off the streets into the comfort of their houses thereby curtailing the daily risk they face while begging from one corner to another. Download the complete extract here


Kano State Executive Council under the leadership of the second (2nd) incumbency (tenure) of Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE has so far sat for one hundred and thirtyeight (138) weeks out of the two hundred and eight (208) weeks lifespan of the administration. During these sittings, policies and decisions were taken for the execution of projects, programs, schemes, etc. targeted at positively transforming the lives of the citizenry in Kano State. The performance of the government is impressive in all sectors, which include Education, Infrastructural Development/Maintenance, Potable Water Supply, Agriculture, Empowerment/Entrepreneurship Training, Healthcare Delivery, etc.

Impressive multitudes of mega projects were initiated with the outright resolve to see them to
their completion within the four (4) years tenure of the present administration. Seventy (70) weeks remain within which to achieve this including the current, which was heralded as the week for the one hundred and thirty-ninth (139th) sitting of the Kano State Executive Council. Ten (10) MDAs submitted forty-two (42) memoranda for deliberation by the Kano State Executive Council during its one hundred and thirty-ninth (139th) sitting held today Wednesday 5th March, 2014 (4thJamada Ula, 1435 AH) under the Chairmanship of Governor Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE.

However, before deliberating the forty-two (42) memoranda submitted, Council as usual reviewed the 138th sitting. At that meeting, nine (9) MDAs submitted thirty-nine (39) memoranda, out of which 27 were approved for execution with an expenditure of Five Billion, Six Hundred and Seventy Seven Million, Five Hundred and Eighty Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty Three Naira, Thirty Nine Kobo (N5,677,588,843.39) covering twenty (20) projects. The remaining seven (7) memoranda approved were on policies. Download the complete extract here