Benue Assembly Approves N3.5bn Loan Request By Ortom


    Benue House of Assembly has approved the sum of N3.5bn loan request by Governor Samuel Ortom.
    The House approved the loan on Tuesday at plenary after reading a letter written to them by the governor.
    In the letter, Ortom had asked the Assembly to approve the loan to be taken from the United Bank for Africa for electrification and road construction across the state.
    Moving a motion for the approval, the Deputy Speaker, Mr Egli Ahubi, a Peoples Democratic Party’s representative of Otukpo/Akpa constituency, lamented the deplorable state of the roads in the state, which he described as death traps.
    Ahubi, therefore, urged his colleagues to agree to the speedy approval of the contracts funds.
    He, however, appealed to the state government to judiciously use the money and not misappropriate it.
    The Deputy Majority Leader, Alhaji Sule Audu, representing Agatu constituency seconded the motion, saying that the loan should be approved for the benefit of the Benue people.
    Contributing, the Majority Leader, Mr Avine Agbum, said that most of the projects which the loan would be used for were captured in the budget so there was no need delaying the approval.
    The Speaker, Mr Titus Uba, said that the House approved the loan request from UBA to facilitate the projects.

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