Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Wednesday, commissioned a N1.4bn House of Assembly Project executed by his Zamfara State counterpart Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
The ultramodern State House of Assembly Complex has an administrative block, House Chamber, committee rooms, restaurant, filling station, clinic, mosque, among others.
The commissioning is part of events packaged to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Matawalle-led administration in the state, according to a statement by Matawalle’s spokesman Yusuf Idris Gusau.
Speaking, Matawalle said his government will continue to work closely and in harmony with the legislative arm for the foreseeable future and benefit of the people of Zamfara State and the nation’s democracy.
Matawalle, a one time federal legislator, said he initiated and executed the project after realising the dilapidated structure the lawmakers were using.
According to him, for the House to effectively perform its legislative and oversight functions, it is vital that a conducive working environment is provided for them.
He thanked Governor Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, for accepting the state’s invitation to play the significant role of commissioning the lawmaking facility.
The Matawallen Maradun charged the state legislators to redouble their efforts to come up with effective legislations that will further improve Zamfara people’s wellbeing.
The ceremony was attended by Zamfara Speaker Nasiru Maazu Magarya, Acting Secretary to the State Government and the State Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, and former Deputy Governors Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad and Hon Muktar Ahmad Anka.
Amb Bashir Yuguda Gusau, Hon Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, PDP State Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani, Emirs of Anka, Gusau, Bungudu and Talata Mafara, members of the State House of Assembly, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries and Directors General, among others, were also present.