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Zamfara Lawmakers Clash over Governor Yari’s Proposed N3 Billion Loan

Disagreement between the ruling and opposition legislators in the Zamfara State House of Assembly over the proposed N3 billion loan and divestment of over N20 billion state’s shares from the Niger Delta Power Holding Company on Tuesday resulted to fracas.

Problem started following the refusal of the opposition (PDP) House members to a bill proposing granting permission the state government to secure the sum of N3 billion loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), on the ground that the break down on how the sum would be expended was necessary, ahead of the endorsement.

pdp-apcThe heated debate led to a free-for-all, leading to damage to the official mace of the legislative house.

The house Minority Leader, Ibrahim Dole while speaking later on the matter explained that the PDP lawmakers although have been informed late last month, of passage of the resolution – “dispose its N24 billion shares from the Niger Delta Power Holding Company but the date was postponed without their knowledge”, indicating that about 19 million units of the shares belonged to the state government and the 14 local government areas of the state.

“And even the day the session was eventually held, some members who were absent were marked present, while some us who were present were marked absent and above all they failed to produce the order of the proceeding that day.” Hon Dole argued





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