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Kebbi Gov, Atiku Bagudu announces housing scheme for flood victims.

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The commissioner also explained that the state government had constructed modern markets in Ambursa, Jega and Argungu..

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has flagged-off the construction of a Housing Estate of two-bedroom bungalows at Zauro for indigents and flood victims.

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Noble Reporters Media reports that the groundbreaking ceremony held at Zauro, outskirts of Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

Bagudu, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Alhaji Suleiman Argungu, said the houses would be allocated to low income earners.

According to him, the flood victims and indigent persons will enjoy 50 per cent discount.

Bagudu said the construction was part of the sustained efforts of his administration towards improving the living standard of people, especially ordinary citizens to enable them access decent accomodation in the state.

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”On completion of the houses, priority will be given to victims of flooding who lost their shelters and other indigent persons at 50 per cent discount of the total cost,” he said.

The governor said that the developers were directed to ensure timely completion of the project as scheduled, adding that it must also be in accordance with specifications of quality standard.

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Bagudu assured that basic amenities would be provided at the layout, including recreational facilities.

The governor expressed readiness of his administration to partner with relavant agencies, organisations and development partners to improve the socio-economic development of the state.

Earlier, the state Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Alhaji Mahmud Warah, said the ceremony marked the inception of other housing schemes to be implemented.

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He restated the unwavering commitment of the state government to pursue, ensure and facilitate sustenance of commercial activities in the state.

The commissioner also explained that the state government had constructed modern markets in Ambursa, Jega and Argungu, adding that new stalls had been built at the new Birnin Kebbi market.

Mr Godflint Ike, the Managing Director of Ommi Frontier International Investment Ltd, said the programme, which started in 2017 as part of the International Goal Agenda for 2020 houses in Nigeria, was meant to address the shortage of housing in the society.

Ike said the project would be executed in other parts of the country, adding that Kebbi is the first to benefit from the North-West zone, comprising Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Kebbi states.

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According to him, 70 per cent of the houses have been reserved for internally displaced persons, while 25 per cent would be distributed among vulnerables, less privileged and civil servants at affordable costs.

The Financial Adviser to the project, Dr Lilian Iwu, expressed optimism the that Kebbi housing project would be one of the best in view of the strong commitment of the state government to the success of the programme.

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Hon. Dimeji Bankole Weds Atiku Bagudu’s daughter in Kebbi.

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Aisha’s mother is Shinkafi’s daughter and a sister to Aliyu Shinkafi, a former governor of Zamfara state.

Former Speaker, Rt.Hon. Oladimeji Sabur Bankole is now married to Aisha Shinkafi Seidu, daughter of Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu.

The wedding ceremony took place on Friday evening, 15th January, 2021.

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The bride,is a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. She is also a granddaughter to Umaru Shinkafi, a late Nigerian intelligence chief and former federal commissioner of internal affairs.

Bankole, on the other hand, is a politician who served as the 9th speaker of the house of representatives. Elected at 37, he is regarded as the youngest speaker in the history of the house of representatives.

He was a 2019 Ogun state gubernatorial election candidate under the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Aisha Shinkafi Seidu, daughter of Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi wed Rt. Hon. Oladimeji Bankole

Both families had earlier held an introduction ceremony where Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor and Bankole’s successor as speaker of the house, led the groom’s people to the bride’s family home to seek her hand in marriage.

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It had kicked off the union of the couple in line with Islamic and traditional injunctions ahead of Friday’s event.
Groom is the son of the great Abeokuta politician and business man, Chief Alani Bankole.

It was a classy and colourful wedding.

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Atiku, Umahi, other APC Govs visit Jonathan

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The reason for the meeting was not disclosed, but it would be connected with the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, governors, Friday met with the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in Abuja.

According to TheCable, David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi who recently defected to the APC from PDP; Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum; and Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa, were at the meeting.

Jonathan celebrated his 63rd birthday today. He was felicitated by many Nigerians. In his message, President Muhammadu Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant Jonathan longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the nation and humanity.

Similarly, the Northern Governors Forum had sent warm felicitations to Jonathan on his birthday.


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