Kano State Government has approved the appointment of management and constitution of 20-member board for the state Shari’a Commission.
The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who disclosed this in statement, said the approval followed the recommendation of a committee set up to review the activities of the Board to be in line with the provision of the state law.
He said the committee’s report recommended the constitution of the board and approved by the state Executive Council.
Malam Garba stated that the membership of the board was carefully selected based on their individual capacities and competencies.
The commissioner disclosed that the Commission has Sheikh Muhammad Nasir Adam as the Executive Charman with Sheikh Jamilu Abubakar and Sheikh Abdulkadir A. Ramadan as commissioner I and commissioner II respectively.
He added that members of the newly constituted board of the commission has Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdallah as chairman; Sheikh Dr. Bashir Aliyu, Sheikh Dr. Umar Sani Fagge, Sheikh Dr. Ibrahim Maibushira, Uztaz Muhammad Al-bakar as members while Dr. Muhammad Tahar Adamu, the state commissioner for Religious Affairs, will serve as secretary of the board.
Malam Garba explained that acting on the directive and cognizant of the provision of Article 6 of the law and the need to foster inclusiveness of relevant stakeholders in the state, the government also approved the appointment of part time members for the Board.
The part time members are Sheikh Umar Sani Fagge, Sheikh Nazifi Al-Qarmawi, Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Gawuna, Sheikh Abdullahi Maigari Daiba, Sheikh Sammani Yusif Makwarari, Sheikh Dr. Kamaluddeen Nama’aji and Sheikh Abubakar Yasayyadi.
Other members include Sheikh Muhammad Abdullahi Ameer, Sheikh Dr Sunusi Iguda K/Nassarawa, Sheikh Dr. Muslim Ibrahim, Uztaz Magaji Sani Zarewa, Uztaz Abdullahi Salisu Aikwa, Uztaz Dr. Bashir Ibrahim Fagge, representative of Ministry of Religious Affairs, representative of other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) and the commission’s Director General.
The commissioner stated that all the appointments were aimed at promoting the development of Islamic social and cultural values in the state.
Kano state Executive Council has approved the sum of N377, 312, 386.70 million as 2017-2020 outstanding counterpart funds for the Leventis Foundation and Kano State Agricultural Training School, Panda.
The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who briefed newsmen on the outcome of the weekly meeting held at the council Chamber, Government House, Kano, said the school, which was established in 1988, has so far trained and graduated over 2, 700 youth in crops, livestock and fisheries value chains across the state.
He said the programme of the school is in line with the Agricultural Transformation Programme, which equally go in line with the state’s policy of trust in agriculture.
Malam Garba pointed out that despite the non-receipt of the fund, the programmes and activities of the school are still ongoing including staff salaries and operation standards.
The commissioner also announced that the council has approved the upward review of operative rates in the construction of two-coat surface dressed road network at NNDC Quarters, Sharada, awarded at the cost of N48, 577, 200.00 million, which was revised to the tune of N105, 629, 494.26 million.
The council, he said, also received a progress report for the month of May, this year on the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC mega Station Rotary Intersection, Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in the metropolis.
Malam Garba revealed that the project, which has reached 70 per cent completion stage, was awarded at the cost of N8, 980, 303, 460.63 billion and the sum of N6, 013, 954, 461.84 billion has so far been paid to the contractor handling the project.
He stated that the council has also approved the implementation of the 2022 budget for the state Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHCMA), totaling the sum of N6, 891, 011, 898.85 billion.
The commissioner also said that the council approved the review of composition of members of the Kano state Council of Emirs made up of 21 members to include representatives of the security organisations.
Malam Garba announced that the council has given approval for the renaming of Girls Science and Technical College Gwarmai to Hajiya Mariya Sunusi Dantata, mother of re-known businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, following a request from the Committee on Education and Elders in Bebeji local government, in view of her son’s contribution to the development of education.
Other approvals by the council include ratifications for approvals for the award of contracts for the construction of two roads at Tumfafi town in Dawakin Tofa local government; approval for the construction of two cell RC box culverts as flood control measures at Airport by Katsina Road Roundabout; approval for the procurement of firefighting operational vehicles.
Malam Garba further revealed other ratifications by the council include award of contract for the construction of Kwanar Garin Ali-Garin Ali Road in Garko local government; contract for the supply of water treatment chemicals in 2021.