Governor Aminu Bello Masari, on Friday, said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N6.25 billion for ranching in Katsina State.
He said, with the approval, Katsina State would lead the way in setting up ranches.
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Masari, according to a statement issued Friday by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, spoke at the commissioning of the Zobe Regional Water scheme, which was completed after 29 years of commencement.
The Governor appreciated President Buhari for driving people-oriented development projects, with the release of N5 billion to the state to start the ranches.
“Mr President has graciously approved the sum of N6.25 billion for ranch development purposes in Katsina State.
“Part out of this amount, N5 billion is already in the account of the state government and within few weeks, you will see advertisements calling for interested companies and consultants that will participate in construction,” the Governor said.
Governor Masari, who said the federal government had been focused on meeting the needs of the grassroots, explained that the Zobe Regional Water Project was a partnership with a target of providing more than 50 million litres of water to communities.
The Governor thanked the President for commissioning the water project and 50km Dutsinma-Tsaskiya road in Dutsin-ma Council.