By Chinedu Adonu

ENUGU—ENUGU State lawmakers, yesterday approved a loan of eight hundred and one million, forty-three thousand , six hundred and seventy Naira, N801,043,670, from the Nigerian Infrastructure Bank PLC.

This is to enable  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi carry out more developmental projects especially in the rural communities.

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The approval followed an executive motion presented to the House by the Leader, Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu supported by many others.

Ezeugwu while presenting the motion implored his colleagues to approve the loan to enable the executive carry on with the different infrastructural development projects going in various parts of the state.

He said the importance of the loan would not be overemphasised because, according to him, it would bring a lot of development to the state.

Deputy Speaker, Hon. Dons Uzogbado in supporting the motion said  the loan would bring a lot of goodies to the state when accessed.

Uzogbado described Gov. Ugwuanyi as a good manager   of  resources that would utilise the loan properly to the betterment   of all.

“This is a governor you can trust in managing resources.  Ugwuanyi is a financial guru who knows what to do to move the state forward,” Uzogbado said.

Meanwhile, the House has set up a 6-man committee to look into allegations of extortion at IMT, Enugu at which first year students are forced to pay accommodation fee of N40,000.00 whether offered hostel accommodation or not.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Edward Ubosi was forced to constitute the committee following the non-acceptance of the report presented by the committee headed by committee chairman on Education, Hon. Matthew Ugwueze, set up earlier to look into the saga.

The adhoc committee which is to be headed by Hon. Chinedu Nwamba, representing Nsukka East, was given three weeks to look into the matter and report back to the House.

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