The Kano State Executive Council has given its nods to the establishment of business clinics (Asibitin Kasuwanci) in the 44 Local Governments (LGs) of the state.
The clinics are aimed at among other things to cater for the growing needs of local businesses and beneficiaries.
A statement made available to PlatinumPost on Tuesday and signed by Muhammad Garba, Commissioner for Information, Kano State, said other benefits of the clinics include addressing lack of proximity to Micro and Small Enterprises’ (SMEs) support centres by entrepreneurs, provide services on how to improve opportunities for local business managers, among others.
Garba pointed out that under the arrangement, the state ministry of commerce, industry, cooperatives and solid minerals will enrol 12 Department for International Development (DFID’s) master trainers for seven-day professional training to be conducted at Kaduna State Business School in a later date.
The commissioner also announced that the council has approved the domestication of Information and Technology (ICT) clearance procedures/guidelines for all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for government operations in the state.
He said under the policy, the state ministry of science, technology and innovation would be the clearing house for all ICT projects from MDAs in the state.
Garba added that where clearance must be obtained from the ministry for such projects and MDAs who failed to comply risk sanctioning.
The commissioner revealed that the State Executive Council also approved and directed the ministry of finance to release the sum of N4, 233, 657.75 to the contractor handling the ongoing drainage construction at Tofa and Gamadan villages in Kura local government area to enable him go back to work.
The project, which is being handled by Messrs Awtad Integrated Services Enterprises, was earlier approved by the council and awarded by the state ministry of environment on July 18, 2018 at the total sum of N12, 241, 939.50.