Governor Jibrila Bindow of Adamawa State has approved the release of one billion naira to the 25 members of the state House of Assembly for the purpose of constituency developmental projects in 2016.
The Adamawa State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ahmed Sajoh, who made this known at a news briefing in the state capital, Yola, said the fund was encapsulated in the state’s budget for 2016.
The Commissioner explained that the money would would go a long way in supplementing government’s efforts in providing basic infrastructure to rural communities.
According to him, the constituency projects, which are aimed at the empowerment and wealth creation of the lawmakers’ constituencies, will be distributed through the 25 members of the state house of assembly.
Sajoh further disclosed that the state Executive Council at its meeting held on Wednesday also approved the sum of N270 million for the purchase of three water drilling machines for the provision of portable water and N172 Million as payment for the renewal of mining license.
He said the administration was projecting 2016 for all communities in the state to have adequate portable water supply, and also solve the challenge of renewal mining licences to enable investors to commence mining of barite, which is abundant in the state.
Sajoh said mining would generate employment for over 3000 Adamawa youths, adding that Barite is one of the important elements used in petroleum drilling.