Sokoto seeks N66 billion loan for hajj, agriculture, infrastructure development

The Sokoto State Government says it would secure N65.7 billion loan to finance agricultural programmes, housing, water supply and enhance judicial administration in the state.

The secretary to the state government, Saidu Umar, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting on Friday.

He said the decision to secure the loan was taken by the council members in line with the state government’s effort to seek better ways of improving the lot of the people of the state.

The SSG said the decision to obtain the loan was aimed at improving the peoples’ lives and promoting economic development across the state.

He explained that N550 million would be spent on procurement of 200 generators to provide safe drinking water in rural areas.


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