The Kano State Executive Council has approved N500 million naira as counterpart funding for the implementation of a six-year World Bank-assisted project.
This was made known by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting on Wednesday.
According to him, the project is aimed at increasing the adoption of climate resilience landscape management practices and enhancing livelihood in targeted arid and semi-arid watersheds in northern Nigeria.
He disclosed that the council also approved the extension of the health programme Memorandum of Understanding between the state government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Aliko Dangote Foundation.
Garba thereafter noted that the MoU, which followed the significant progress achieved in the programme, is aimed at improving routine immunisation services in the state with focus on optimising vaccine availability at service delivery points, among others.
The commissioner added that approval had also been given by the council for the release of N94.9m to facilitate the settlement of rent stores and garages in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 2020 and 2021.