11 May 2009

Nigeria: Foundation Raises N109 Million to Build School, Hospital

A nongovernmental organization, Atika and Hajara Charity Foundation, has raised the sum of N109, 242,250.00 for the building of a school and hospital in Kurgwi, Qua'an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau state.

This was revealed by the Chairman, Financial Committee, Alhaji Balarabe Shehu (Dan Sarkin Dare), at the N300,000,000 appeal fund launching for the building of the school and hospital in Kurgwi town by the foundation over the weekend.

In his speech, pioneer of the foundation and chief launcher at the occasion, Gwani Muhammad Adam Kadi, announced the donation of N50million where he urged people to expend their wealth in projects that will benefit the populace. He also decried the current happenings in Plateau state stressing that the state has unlimited opportunities to develop if only people will discard tribal and religious sentiments in their affairs. According to him, the project will be completed in the next six months adding "The projects that are going to be undertaken by the foundation are meant for the entire people in the state, "I am for every one regardless of one's religion, political or tribal affiliation", he stated.

He also lamented on the current decay of infrastructure in the country, stating that the full dividends of democracy is yet to be felt by the common man adding that people need to come together and pray for the immediate salvation of the country.

In his speech, the chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Sale Hassan, called on people to emulate similar gestures shown by the founder of Atika and Hajara charity foundation and further called on political office holders to be just by ensuring that those who win election are given their mandates.

The Chairman of Qua'an Pan local government area Theophilus Dakas Shan on his part expressed his gratitude for the project adding that the effort shows that Qua'an LGA has many friends and partners who are willing to contribute in the progress of the area.

Other donations also came from states and local governments, groups, NGOs, corporate organizations, as well as individuals.

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