Communities task Kaduna Govt. on basic amenities

 Some communities Jema’a Local Government Area of appealed to the state government to provide basic amenities, that would improve living standards of the people.

Representatives of the communities made the appeal on Friday at budget town meetings held Godo Godo and Kagoma chiefdoms of Jema’a Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the town meetings were held collaboration with Community Development Charter Champions and Coalition of Associations for Leadership, Peace and Development.

Mr Bitrus Danjuma from Akkah Jatau community in Kagoma chiefdom said the community was in dire need of infrastructure development.

According to him, the community has no source of other than a stream, which often contaminated cows.

“We challenge, the only place we get from a stream, which usually contaminated cattle and their herders.

“We want the state government to look into our situation and quickly do something about it,” he added.

He said children from the community had to drop out of school due to the hardship of walking long distances to knowledge.

“Our children no longer go to school because the school they used to attend in another community very far from us.

“And most times when they go there, they get attacked unknown people and so they had to stop going,” he added

On his part, Henry Afuwai, a representative of Nindem community, said the lack of social amenities in the area had brought untold hardship to the people.

“We are really suffering because there are no basic services here. Our roads are in a very shape.

“The road in our community is an apology, especially during the rainy season when villages in the area are to access,” he said.

Afuwai appealed to government to rebuild the bridge in his community, as the present situation was impacting negatively on the local economy of the area.

Also speaking, Alhassan Galadima from Jagindi, for increased security presence in the area to safeguard lives and property.

Galadima decried a situation where known criminals are arrested and almost immediately allowed back into society without prosecution.

“Criminals that are well known to us get arrested, and before you know it, they are back in our midst.

“This kind of situation leaves much to be desired and is really giving us sleepless nights in our community,” he said.

Solomon Zechariah, also from Jagindi, on the  government to provide jobs to check mate youth restiveness in the area. (NAN).