The government of Nigeria has flagged off construction of 26 classroom blocks at Mararaba Gongon Wanda Local Area, Nasarawa State.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State who laid the foundation for the project said that the development will be under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) projects and will in future be extended to all the 13 local government areas in the state.
The projects would be executed in eight primary schools, five junior secondary schools, and 13 senior secondary schools. The Governor explained that the projects also included the provision of offices for the staff and head of schools, solar lighting boreholes, and toilet facilities.
Abubakar Murtala, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on SDGs, said that due process was followed in awarding contracts for the job. He added that the SDG office in the state has put machinery in place to ensure that contractors adhere to contract specifications.
Murtala called on benefiting communities to monitor the progress of work and report any shape practice to his office or through the website of the state’s SDG office for prompt action.
Abubakar Abbas, Executive Chairman of Wamba Local Government Area on his part, expressed gratitude to the governor for bringing development to Mararaba Gongon, adding that the project would go a long way in transforming the community.
About Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect are targeted to be achieved by 2030.