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Taraba State Executive Council approved the sum of N5.8bn for the construction of water scheme from River Lamorde to mount Jalingo to supply adequate water to the people.

Briefing Government House Correspondents after the meeting, theCommissioner for Information Anthony Danburam said the amount would cover the water reticulation and laying of pipes to ensure that most areas in the metropolis were covered.

Anthony Danburam said the State Excutive Council also approved over N1bn to whiz China Construction Company for the construction of the Magami road, including drainages and culverts.

Over N156 million was also approved to the Masses Tarmac Construction Company for the construction of Mararraba-Baissa-Abong road which the present administration revoked the initial contract.

The State Executive Council ratified the agreement between the state government and the Overland Airways to commence a non-stop flight in the state while the white paper on verification of employment and transfer was hifted to the first week of March.

The Executive Council also set up a committee to refocus on the Jalinguo master plan to restructure it to a modern city including the Ministry of Justice, Housing, Finance and Investment.

Another committee was also set up to verify government properties in the state to avert diversion of property into personal use especially those at the local government.