Kano Assembly approves Ganduje’s N4bn loan request

By Muhammad Nur

Kano State House of Assembly has approved Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s request for an additional N4 billion loan.

According to the governor, the approved funds will be used for a power project in the state.

This is following the adoption of a motion by the majority leader, Alhaji Labaran Madari(APC-Warawa) during the plenary on Wednesday in Kano.

Ganduje had transmitted a letter to the House seeking approval for the loan to finance the final phase of Challawa- Goje and Tiga Hydro Electric Power Project.

The governor, in the letter, explained that the State Executive Council at its meeting on Oct. 6, 2020, deliberated on the project and approved an additional N4 billion loan facility from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Power and Aviation Intervention Fund for its completion.

“This is since the earlier N10 billion loan obtained was inadequate for completion of the project and considering the present economic challenge and naira exchange rate variation.

”And the project is dollar dependent, that’s why we requested for additional N4 billion to complete the project,” he said.

After deliberations by the lawmakers, the house unanimously approved the request.

NAN