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The House of Representatives is determined to give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara in order to curb the issue of insecurity in the North-Western State.
Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives gave this indication during his visit to Zamfara as part of efforts to reconcile warring factions of herdsmen in the State.
Gbajabiamila said the 9th National Assemby would do everything within its constitutional powers to bring development to the state through allocation of resources in the budget.
The Speaker while addressing leaders of the warring factions in Zamfara Government House, Gusau said he was happy to be part of the historic reconciliation between the factions, whose activities held the state to ransom for about 16 years.
“From what I understand, what the Federal Government needs to do is to develop these areas; some of these issues are born out of poverty and frustration.
“I can assure you that the Federal Government, at least as far as the National Assembly is concerned, when it comes to budgeting of your 14 local governments, every senatorial district will be empowered as far as schools are concerned, as far as skills acquisition centers are concerned, for our people to learn and acquire skills and be empowered to go out and win the daily bread to take care of their families.
“It is for us to develop your three senatorial districts together with your State Government. You have capable hands from the National Assembly already. You have members that are from Zamfara who are representing you; they have already brought up the issues on the floor and when it comes to time for budgeting which is very soon, I’m sure you will see that Zamfara will be well represented.
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