Sultan lays foundation of 500 houses in Sokoto

Sultan of Sokoto is the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria

The Sultan commended the Sokoto Governor.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday laid the foundation of 500 houses to be built at N3.73 billion at Kalambaina, Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

Mr. Abubakar performed the ceremony as part of the 2013 Democracy Day celebrations in the state.

According to the sultan, the houses would alleviate the accommodation problems of the civil servants.

“Housing is next to food in the hierarchy of needs and this is a very commendable gesture by the state government .

“The governor has transformed the entire state in the last six years out of his eight years and if I should grade him, he has scored 80 per cent ,” Mr. Abubakar said.

While commending the governor for “leading by example”, the sultan pledged continued support for all the programmes and policies of the government.

In his speech, the governor said the state government had so far constructed more than 4,000 houses for workers.

“Our target is to build over 5,000 new houses across the state before the expiration of my current term to further alleviate the sufferings of the workers ,” he said.

(NAN)

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