By Najib Sani, Bauchi
As part of efforts to maintain the tradition and culture of its people, the Bauchi state government said it purchased horses worth N96 million for the six emirate councils of Bauchi, Katagum, Misau, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass in the state.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Mohammed Nasiruddeen on Tuesday while enumerating the achievements of his ministry in the last two years.
He said that the ministry for Local Government Affairs gives monthly statutory contributions to the six emirate councils, Local Government Pension Board, State University and the State Universal Basic Education Board.
He added that N137,934,920 is spent annually by the ministry for the conduct of polio in the state.
According to him, the ministry serves as liaison body between the three tiers of government, federal state and Local Government councils to ensure prudent release of funds for executing policies and programmes that will have impact on the life of generality of the people in the state.
Mr Nasiruddeen further revealed that his ministry, during the period under review, purchased 25 Toyota Hilux and their accessories at the cost of N252 million, which were distributed to the security outfits deployed to all the local governments of the state.