Katsina APC launches N1.3bn Secretariat appeal

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By Abbas Bamalli

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has launched a N1.3 billion appeal fund for the completion of its permanent secretariat in Katsina State.

Governor Aminu Masari said at the launching of the fund on Saturday at the site, that the secretariat was expected to be inaugurated in May.

The governor said the construction of the secretariat was a welcome development, saying the party was working gradually to ensure its realisation.

According to him, if completed, the secretariat will make the activities of the party members in the state easier and more convenient.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his encouragement, support and contribution as a party member towards the ongoing construction of the complex.

Masari noted that many party members and companies have sent their contributions through him and commended the party’s supporters for their contributions to the project completion.

However, he called on party members to give their contributions, no matter how little, to ensure timely completion.

Earlier, the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, explained that strengthening the party was necessary because any elected person must be under a political party.

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“All of us here agreed that if the party is strengthened, it will get supporters, elected officials and have a government to do what the people want,” he said.

He commended the governor, the party leaders, members and other stakeholders for initiating the project and commitment to make it real in the next few months.

The APC State Chairman, Alhaji Sani Aliyu-Daura, said the project was important, saying for over eight years, they have operated in a rented office.

“But, thank God, someone has donated this land to APC, which the governor personally began building up to its current level.”

“We commend him for all the support he has been giving us towards the progress and success of the party in the state.” Aliyu-Daura said.

He revealed that a committee was set up under the leadership of Gov. Masari for the realisation of the fund.

Also in an explanation, the project engineer, Mr Muhammed Iliyasu, said the secretariat was estimated to consume over N1.3 billion.

According to Illiyadu, so far, more than N300 million was expended on the project.

NAN

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