President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.25 billion for his home state, Katsina, to kickstart ranching.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement confirming the development, quoted the state governor, Aminu Masari as expressing confidence that with the release of N5 billion already to the state, the process to begin the construction of ranches in Katsina will soon commence.
Following an approval of N6.25 billion by Buhari, Katsina state will lead the way in setting up ranches, the statement said.
Masari made the disclosure while speaking at the commissioning of Regional Water Scheme in Dustin-ma, Katsina state, which was completed after 29 years of commencement in 1992,
It said the governor appreciated Buhari “for consistently driving people oriented development projects, with the release of N5 billion to the state to start the ranches.”
“Mr President has graciously approved N6.25 billion for ranch development purposes in Katsina state. Part out of this amount, N5 billion is already in the account of the state government and within few weeks you will see advertisement calling for interested companies and consultants that will participate in construction,’’ Shehu quoted the governor as saying.