The Kano State Executive Council has authorised N97 million in funding for 47 National League football clubs.
Muhammed Garba, the Commissioner for Information, revealed this in a statement released in Kano on Thursday. The fund, according to Garba, will assist amateur clubs in participating in the 2021/2022 National League season, which is set to begin in November.
The council also authorised N55 million for the purchase of Set-Top Boxes in order to ensure a smooth transition from analogue to digital television in the state.
According to Garba, the transition will begin on October 30, when television viewers will require a digital STB to access TV signals.
He went on to say that the STB will be sent to all Primary Health Centers, Community Viewing Centers, Local Education Authorities, primary and elementary schools, and the state’s 44 Local Government Councils.
”7, 000 units of the STB will also be supplied to the 114 Ministries Departments and Agencies and 1,460 to Senior Secondary Schools in the state at the cost of N12, 500 per unit,” he added.