22 September 2009

Nigeria: Housing - Wamakko Pleads for Patience

Sokoto — Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, yesterday said the current 2,000 housing units nearing completion in the state are meant only for the people of Sokoto state.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by various stakeholders in the state who paid him a courtesy visit during the Eid-el-fitr celebration at the Government Lodge Sokoto, Wamakko told the resident communities to exercise patience.

He explained that the current 2,000 housing units nearing completion were meant purposely for the people of the state, stressing that the houses are limited and cannot even go round. He therefore appealed to the resident communities to be patient, noting that some of their demands would be looked in to by his administration with a view to carrying all stakeholders along.

On the request from the Sokoto state Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the establishment of a Micro-Finance Bank, he said government would not establish Micro-finance bank or industries now, saying any individual who wish to embark on such would get his administration's support.

He further commended the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) for their manner of politicking, stressing that their constructive criticism and support served as a good tonic for his administration.

The governor also urged them to desist from politics of rancour and bitterness in the interest of the state and Nigeria at large. Earlier, Chairman, Association of Resident Communities (ARCOS) Sokoto state, Mr. Elabor Idonije Ogiza, said they were in Government lodge to felicitate with the governor and the Muslim ummah in the state and commended him for the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state.

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