Gov Masari ask for more financial support from World Bank
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has again emphasized the need for world bank to finance three additional programmes in Katsina State.
Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari made this request when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed in her office in Abuja.
The Governor explained that Katsina state needed the world bank to finance the agric climate resilience programme for enhanced productivity in the state.
He also requested for funding by the world bank on livestock production, adding that Katsina state government had greater interest in revamping the sector.
The Governor told the Minister that Katsina state government had interest in improvement of water supply from Malumfashi to Kankara or alternatively constructing a new dam in Kankara.
These three projects, he contended are critical to the state and wants finances from the world bank.
He said all the monies will come to katsina state not as a loan but as a grant.
He also spoke on adolescent girl education, which he said communication had been sent to the federal ministry of finance.
Responding, the Minister of Finance Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed said she is fully aware of the first two projects mentioned by Governor Masari, adding that the ministry will intervene and makes sure that the grants reaches Katsina State.
Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed also said the Malumfashi water supply expansion, which is being handled by the federal ministry of water resources will also receive the blessings of her ministry.
Katsina Gazette/ Fitilar Katsina
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