Kano State House of Assembly on Monday approved Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s request to access N20 billion loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
The House approved the request during plenary on Monday after a series of discussion.
Speaking to Journalists with further explanation, the majority leader, Kabiru Hassan Dashi said the loan was to cover up the economic meltdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the assembly considered the governor’s request after the government’s inability to access the loan from the capital market due to worsening economic conditions.
Meanwhile, during the plenary, a member representing Kunchi/Tsayawa constituency, Garba Ya’u Gwarwai apologised to the assembly on behalf of the five of them suspended in March 2020.
Recalls that the five lawmakers were suspended by the house for allegedly being the mastermind of a rowdy session. The lawmakers also approached the court which ordered their reinstatement.
Ya’u Gwarmai said, “we are apologizing in order to allow peace to reign in the assembly. Therefore, I am apologizing on behalf of my other colleagues.