Several Kaduna State residents have expressed opposition to Governor Uba Sani’s proposed construction of a banquet hall at the state government house, known as Sir Kashim Ibrahim House.

They argue that such a project would be a misuse of resources, given the existence of other halls within the state that could serve the same purpose.

Governor Uba Sani announced his administration’s intention to build the banquet hall on January 29, 2024, stating that it would provide a prestigious venue for official functions, conferences, and other significant events, thereby contributing to the state’s infrastructure enhancement.

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However, some residents, interviewed by Daily Trust, criticized the governor’s plan as unnecessary. Muhammad Bello, a resident of Tudun Wada, emphasized that amid the economic challenges faced by citizens, constructing a banquet hall should not be the government’s priority, especially when there are existing venues like the Yar’Adua hall at Murtala Square and Hassan Usman Katsina House Kawo, which have served the purpose for years.

Similarly, Ustaz Aliyu Zaria suggested that the funds allocated for the project should instead be directed towards ensuring regular payment of workers’ salaries, particularly those of state civil servants.

Umar Abdullahi Ramalan, from Malali, urged the governor to prioritize alleviating the people’s hardships over infrastructural development.


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