Kaduna $350m Loan Rejection: Group Accuses Senate Of Collaboration

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…Declares 3 Kaduna Senators Persona Non Grata


By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A group under the auspice of Kaduna Concerned Citizens have accused the Upper Chamber of colluding with the three senators from Kaduna state to deprive it citizens their legitimate right to decent investment; saying the three Senators are persona non grata.

Speaking in a press conference in Kaduna on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the State Coordinator of the group, Abdullazeez Musa, said they have come to the conclusion that these Senators; Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central; Suleiman Hunkuyi, Kaduna North; and Danjuma Laah of Kaduna South are enemies of progress of the state.

The group condemned the position taken by the Senate describing it as a clog in the wheel of progress of the good people of Kaduna state by this unpatriotic and selfish stance to reject a legitimate request by a State Government that has fulfilled all the requirements set by the World Bank to be granted this facility.

The group therefore called on the people of Kaduna State to support it as it commenced the process of recalling the Senators for this heinous crime against the State.

“The Senate has collaborated with the 3 senators from Kaduna State to deprive the over 10m citizens of the state their legitimate right to decent investment in human capital development.

“The excuse given by the Senate as to the size of the loan and the violability of the state to repay the loan is baseless, unfounded and self serving as the creditor and ratings agency clearly states that Kaduna state can manage the loan facility which has a 10 years moratorium and a 40 years repayment period.

“Despite the frosty relationship between Kano State Governor and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the senator did not stand in the way of Kano state in getting the approval of Srenate to access that loan from the World Bank.

“Unfortunately, the exact opposite is what our unpatriotic Senators did by placing personal interest over and above overriding public interest.

“We therefore call on the good people of Kaduna State to support us as we shall commence the process of recalling the Senators for this heinous crime against our State,” it stated.

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