Gusau—The Zamfara State House of Assembly has approved Governor Abdulaziz Yari’srequest to secure a N5 billion loan from a commercial bank to finance some development projects.
The Majority Leader, Alhaji Salisu Musa, representing Tsafe East, who moved the motion for the approval, said the loan would enable government to finance projects that were relevant to the people.
He said the projects were some of the governor’s campaign promises to the people, and were expected to be implemented within his 100 days in office.
Musa explained that the projects were aimed at moving the state forward and improving the living condition of the people.
He said the loan would be used to complete the construction of Gusau Ring Road and enhance water supply within Gusau metropolis as well as other major towns in the state.
Musa said government would pay for the supply of 27,000 metric tonnes of fertilisers to be sold to farmers at a subsidised rate of N1,000 per bag.
He said government also planned to improve on students’ feeding in boarding secondary schools.
The majority leader said vehicles would be purchased for government functionaries, while government offices would be renovated.
The motion was seconded by Alhaji Dayyabu Rijiya, member representing Gusau II constituency.
The governor had earlier carried out an inspectiontour of the House of Assembly complex, as part of efforts to strengthen the relationship between the lawmakers and the executive arm.
During the visit, Yari solicited for the support of the lawmakers, irrespective of their party affiliations, in the effort to move the state forward.