The Zamfara government has earmarked N7 billion in the 2020 budget for the construction of a new Government House, according to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello.
NAN reports that Bello disclosed this in Gusau on Thursday after defending the 2020 budget proposals of his office at the House of Assembly.
Bello said that the state government resolved to construct a new government house ‘considering the need in the state’.
“You know our current government house was the Gusau local government Secretariat during the old Sokoto state.
“It was used as a temporary government house when the state was created in 1996.
“We need a modern government house to fit into the league of modern states in the country.
“We also considered getting a new government house to take care of the shortage of government offices.
“When the project is completed, the current government house will be converted to a Secretariat,” he said.
Affairsofnaija Reports (AON)