Kaura Community Laments Lack Of Amenities

Malam Nasir el-Rufai
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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
The Kaura Community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State has cried out over the absence of basic infrastructure in the area despite being the headquarters of local government.
National President, Kaura Community Development Association (KCDA), Dr. David Adams, drew the attention of the local and Kaduna State government to this in a speech delivered during the 2016 Annual Cultural Festival of the community over the weekend.
Adams said the condition of the community does not befit its status as a local government headquarters as it lacked electricity, portable water supply and good access roads, despite its strategic location.
He lamented that even with provision of electricity poles and power lines by the KCDA, the local and state government were yet to provide step-down transformers to provide electricity to the town and surrounding villages.
The KCDA President said the primary school opposite the council secretariat, where the festival was held, was in a state of serious dilapidation as the roofs of most classes were blown off and they lacked furniture.
Dr Adams then called on government to as a matter of urgency address the challenges to improve the living conditions of the people and give the community its due status as a local government headquarters.
District Head of Kaura, Mr Ishaku Akut Galah, appealed to his people to key into the government’s Change Agenda that would guarantee the achievement of set goals.
He said the Community was known for being industrious, peace-loving, accommodative, tolerant and law-abiding and urged government at all levels to solve its socio-economic challenges to enable the area’s people live meaningful and comfortable lives.
In their remarks, Dr David D. Kokong, chairman of the occasion, and Chief Barnabas Ajisi all from Plateau State noted with appreciation the similarities in culture between communities in Southern Kaduna and on the Plateau, which are blessed with human and material resources that should be tapped for the betterment of Nigeria.
They called on politicians to review their modus operandi to turn the socio-economic and political fortunes of the country around by investing in education, skills empowerment, establishment of cottage industries and agriculture for job creation for the youth, women, widows and orphans.
They also called on government to wage war against hunger, illiteracy, drug abuse, and not corruption alone.
In a message to the occasion, Senator Danjuma La’ah, who represents Kaduna South Senatorial District at the Senate dwelled on the importance of culture and called on people of the area and government to harness the rich cultures of the state and use tourism as alternative viable source of revenue for development.
La’ah assured that he would use the mandate given to him effectively for the advancement of his senatorial district, the state and country in general and solicited for prayers, peaceful co-existence and support for government from all as their contributions to nation building
The cultural festival featured a variety of cultural dances from within and outside the community.

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