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Groups give Senate, Sani seven-day ultimatum to okay Kaduna loan

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Senator Shehu Sani

Members of the Joint Civil Society Groups (JSCG) in Kaduna have urged the representative of Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, to ensure that the state government’s demand for $350 foreign loan was approved without further delay.

The group urged Sani not to politicise the state government’s request for the foreign loan, which the coalition members stated was meant for the development and growth of the State.

The Kaduna Joint Civil Coalition group led by its Chairman, Zubairu Mukhtar and Secretary, Richard Augustine at a press conference in Kaduna yesterday, expressed concern over the delay by the Senate committee on domestic debts to approve the loan.

“We are saying that Sani and his pay masters should as a matter of urgency hands off and reverse their position to approve the loan.

Kaduna State does not belong to any individual. We the people of Kaduna State stand in solidarity to the leadership of the State to acquire the loan of $350 million for our State development”.

We resolve to give Sani seven working days to do the needful and hands off from trying to delay or deny Kaduna State access to the loan in his capacity as Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Loans,” Mukhtar said.

He argued that any differences Sani has with Governor Nasir El-Rufia has nothing to do with the over 12 million people of the state, as any attempt to block the loan as the chairman of the committee would be a betrayal of the people.

“You may have been aware of public outcry against the activities of Sani in Kaduna State. This situation and his actions have become very worrisome to the people of Kaduna State, especially coming at a time where the state is in dire need of economic and infrastructure development.

“We have watched Sani’s activities very closely and we have come to the conclusion that they are anti-people. He has since lost focus in the discharge of his legislative duties to meddling into state executive business.

“His activities have been truncating democracy and hampering developmental dividends that the people of the state would have enjoyed from El-Rufai’s administration.”

“We find Sani’s pedestrian political style retrogressive to Kaduna State,” the group stated.



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