Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Wednesday inaugurated the new ultra modern Zamfara State House of Assembly complex constructed at the cost of over N1.4 billion.
The new edifice comprised administrative block, House Chamber, committee rooms, restaurant, filling station, clinic, mosque and perimeter fence.
Masari who was the special guest for the event held in Gusau, urged people of Zamfara to rally round the state administration for more development projects.
He also urged people in the North West to contribute to ending the security challenges in the region.
“The threats posed by insecurity in our region requires all hands to be on deck, because both Hausa and Fulani speakers are strongly related.
“If we don’t come together to live in peace and harmony, we will end up destroying our homes and communities ourselves,” Masari cautioned.
He assured that governors in the zone would continue to evolve ways of addressing security issues, until peace is achieved.
In his speech, Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara said the state assembly complex was initiated and executed by his administration at the cost of N1.4 billion.
“With these structures put in place, our honourable members of the State House of Assembly would be able to operate in a serene environment, with all the facilities they require.
“I would like to assure our honourable members of the State Assembly of my administration’s support towards the effective discharge of your functions at all times.
“I appreciate the cordial relations between you and the executive arm since my coming on board two years ago. This cordiality is largely responsible for the appreciable successes we have recorded so far.
“However, notwithstanding the friendly atmosphere, I wish to call on you to redouble your efforts to come up with effective legislations to further improve our people’s wellbeing,” Matawalle said.
Earlier, the Speaker of Zamfara assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, who commended the governor for providing the facility, pledged to work with the executive for the benefit of the people.
Magarya said in the last two years, the assembly had passed 25 Bills into law, while 13 others are being worked on.
The speaker appealed to the Federal Government to strenghten efforts in addressing the security challenges in the country. (NAN)