Kaduna’s $350 World Bank Loan



Oni of Ife told Kaduna Senators to Keep personal interest and politics aside
The Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has called on the three senators representing Kaduna state at the National Assembly to support the Kaduna State Government not to loose the $350m World Bank loan facility extended to the state government.

Oba Ogunwusi urged public offices holders and the people of the state to rally round Governor Nasir Elrufai in moving the state forward.

He spoke today Wednesday 4th April while delivering a goodwill message at the third edition of Kaduna Investment Summit (KADINVES ) in Kaduna.

The Royal majesty said the rejection of the loan by the three senators representing Kaduna at the red chamber will not auger well for the people of the state. He said the three senators should keep their political differences with the governor aside and support the loan request of Kaduna state which, he said, will bring development that will benefit the people.

He further called on public office holders to always put the people who elected them first over and above their politics and any other interest.  “The three senators should not allow the loan facility extended to the Kaduna State Government by the World Bank to be loosed.

“They should look at the future of Kaduna and support the loan. They should put the people of the state forward because the people are greater than them and God is greater than all of us”.

The Oni of Ife described Kaduna as one state with great comparative advantage.  “Kaduna has the 4th largest landmass in Nigeria and you know land is a very important factor of economic production. Kaduna also has a large labour force, having a large youth population constituting of about 80 % of the population of the state.

The Oba described Kaduna as a converging point and a major transportation hub for northern Nigeria which he said makes Kaduna a strategic for investment.

The Royal Majesty commended Governor Elrufai for creating the Kaduna Investment Summit as a platform to showcase Kaduna’s immense opportunities to the business communities.

- Peter Ibrahim

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