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    Yobe Govt Acquires GAAT Hotel In Damaturu

    Yobe State Government has acquired GAAT Hotel based in the state capital, Damaturu at the cost of N578, 161, 010.43.

    Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Mala Musti revealed this moments ago while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting, which held today at the Government House, Damaturu and was chaired by H.E Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam.

    The commissioner explained that the purchase of the hotel came about when its owners offered it out for sale.

    Housing Commissioner, Alhaji Bukar Dauda, who was part of the EXCO meeting briefing, explained that the government considered three options for the property, deciding finally that, as the best hotel in town, the government would partner with potential investors to manage it and generate revenue for the state.

    The EXCO, Mala Musti added, has also approved the rehabilitation of Ngibi Bridge along Bara-Teteba-Gulani road at the cost of N369, 910, 405.71. The rehabilitation of the vital bridge becomes necessary as the rains threaten its stability and with that the movement of people and goods around the area.

    Also approved by the EXCO meeting today was the construction of 2.23 kilometres of road and 4.46 km of concrete drainage line at Buhari Estate in Damaturu at the cost of N396, 727, 580.00.

    The State Executive Council has also ratified the approval of counterpart contribution for health infrastructure development towards the implementation of the SDGs Conditional Grants Scheme amounting to N250, 000, 000.00.

    As part of the continuing effort of the state government to support and partner with security agencies to improve peace and security in the state and boost the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, the EXCO also ratified the approval for the purchase of 14 Toyota Hilux vehicles at the cost of N245, 000, 000.00.

    The approval for the construction of 3 numbers of 4-bedroom VIP Guest chalets inside of the Government House at the cost of N126, 714, 147.00.

    The total amount approved by the State Executive Council at today’s meeting stood at N1, 966, 513, 143.00.

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