‘Why Ebonyi Assembly approved N10bn fresh loan for Umahi – Commissioner, Orji

After the state House of Assembly approved N10bn for Governor David Umahi, Ebonyi State Government through the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr. Uchenna Orji, has on Thursday, disclosed the reason behind the gesture.

While talking to newsmen in Abakaliki, shortly after the State Executive Council meeting Orji said that the House led by Mr. Francis Nwifuru, approved the N10bn on loan to enable the state government purchase all the equipment that will be used in the completion of the President Muhammadu Buhari international Airport.

He said, “This loan is N10bn, which we are working with UBA to secure. And from the arrangement, it’s going to be a term loan with a 12 per cent interest rate. The good news is that we are very sure that we have got lots of grants coming.”

In another development, Umahi has issued an executive order banning the indiscriminate pasting of papers, posters, banners and erection of billboards within the state capital.

He said: “Executive Order on indiscriminate pasting of papers, posters, banners, and erection of billboards within the state was signed by His Excellency the Governor in EXCO. The EXCO noted that the Executive Order is a good omen that will enhance the status of the State as having one of the neatest capital cities in Nigeria.”

 

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