- The Zamfara state government is set to spend N7 billion for the construction of a new Government House
- The fund for the construction of the new Government House is captured in the state's 2020 budget
- According to the state government, Government House currently in use was the Gusau local government Secretariat during the old Sokoto state
Amid outcry on the renovation of the National Assembly complex for N37 billion, the Zamfara state government has earmarked N7 billion in the 2020 budget for the construction of a new Government House.
The secretary to the state government, Bala Bello, made the disclosure on Thursday, January 2, after defending the 2020 budget proposals of his office at the House of Assembly.
Speaking on the renovation of the Government House, Bello said the state government resolved to construct a new government house considering the need for it in the state.
He also said that the state's Government House currently in use was the Gusau local government Secretariat during the old Sokoto state.
“It was used as a temporary government house when the state was created in 1996. We need a modern government house to fit into the league of modern states in the country. We also considered getting a new government house to take care of the shortage of government offices," Bello said.
Bello added that once the project is completed, the current government house will be converted to a secretariat in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Zamfara state government discovered N216 million fraud within its ministry of finance.
The state's commissioner of finance said the discovery of the alleged fraud has prompted an investigation.
He also said that the directors in charge of payment of workers’ salaries have been removed from their positions over the issue.
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