- Sokoto state is planning to procure N65.7bn loan
- The loan will be used to purchase cars for judiciary staff among others
- Also, the loan will be used to buy generators and agricultural equipment
In other to make life better for the people of the state, the Sokoto state government has revealed its intention to obtain N65.7 billion loan.
The loan will be sourced from internal financial sources.
Specifically, the government said the loans will be used to execute development projects.
This was disclosed by Alhaji Mohammed Bello, the special adviser on media to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.
According to the adviser, the government will pay back the loan in 36 months.
This way, it would not be a liability to be inherited by its successor.
Meanwhile, here is a breakdown of what the loan would be used for.
1. N550 million - To procure 200 generators to provide portable drinking water in rural areas
2. N140 million would be expended on the procurement of water resources implements.
3. N3 billion for the procurement of fertiliser
4. N1.5 billion for state housing project at Gidan Salanke
5. N320 million for the purchase of cars for judiciary staff
6. Execution of the 2020 Hajj that would require about N1 billion.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto was appointed as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors' forum.
Tambuwal's appointment came on Monday, January 27, as the tenure of his predecessor, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa will end on Monday, February 3.
According to Tambuwal's special adviser on media, Mohammad Bello, his appointment was done during the PDP's National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the party's national secretariat.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that Tambuwal had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to run an inclusive government following his victory at the Supreme Court.
Tambuwal, who congratulated Buhari over his victory against Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Supreme Court, said in a statement on Thursday, October 31, that the president needed to rally Nigerians to support his government in tackling the country's challenges.
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