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Gombe Govt approves N1bn for UBEC counterpart funding, others

Gombe Govt approves N1bn for UBEC counterpart funding, others

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Gombe Govt approves N1bn for UBEC counterpart funding, others

By Matthew Eloyi

Gombe State Government has approved over N1 billion for the payment of UBEC counterpart funding, land compensation, and upgrade of two hospitals.

The state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr. Julius Ishaya, disclosed this shortly after the state executive council meeting.

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According to Ishaya, the sum of N715 million was approved for the payment of 50 percent UBEC counterpart funding for 2021 to access the other 50 percent provided by UBEC.

Also, the sum of N118 million was approved for the upgrade of Cottage Hospital and Primary Healthcare Centre at Kuri in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area.

The Commissioner said the decision to upgrade the two health facilities followed their deplorable conditions.

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He said there was a cholera outbreak in the area and the two health facilities were overstretched, hence the need for an upgrade.

The Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Alhaji Usman Jafun said the council ratified N177 million for the payment of compensation of lands allocated to Federal University Kashere (FUK); Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo and the Golf Coursein Gombe.

Gombe Govt approves N1bn for UBEC counterpart funding, others

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