2,600 Kano work­ers get over N500m ve­hi­cle loan

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

Kano State Govern­ment has of­fered N500 mil­lion ve­hi­cle loans to 2,600 civil ser­vants, Gov­er­nor Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gan­duje has said.

Pre­sent­ing cheques to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony of 550 youths who were trained in plumb­ing, tai­lor­ing, Plas­ter of Paris (POP) and weld­ing, Gan­duje said the ges­ture was aimed at boost­ing the morale of work­ers.

Gan­duje said apart from prompt pay­ment of salaries, govern­ment deemed it nec­es­sary to im­prove the well­be­ing of its work­ers, hence pro­vided the loan for them.

The state Com­mis­sioner for Lo­cal Govern­ment, Al­haji Mur­tala Sule Garo, said the Gan­duje-led ad­min­is­tra­tion had since in­cep­tion em­pow­ered thou­sands of youths in the state.

Also speak­ing, the Com­mis­sioner of Fi­nance, Pro­fes­sor Kabiru Isa Dandago, said the ve­hi­cle loan scheme was sus­pended in the state for about five years.

“We got 8,000 ap­pli­cants. We have of­fered the loan to 2,600 now and by next month we will re­cover some money and give same to an­other set of ap­pli­cants and we will sus­tain this sys­tem un­til all ap­pli­cants ben­e­fit from the scheme,” he said.

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