17 November 2012

Nigeria: Muslim Community Rehabilitates Road in Jos

Jos — Members of the Muslim community of Nassarawa Gwong area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, have embarked on the rehabilitation of a major road within Nassarawa Gwong that links the area with other parts of the town.

The road had remained in deplorable condition for a long time, lowering economic activities in the area which accommodates the major cattle market in Jos as well as other mini-markets in the area.

The project was conceived by the chairman of the project committee, Mallam Isa Hassan who told Weekly Trust that, "Elders and youth of the area came together and formed a committee and discussed how to handle the project since the government had failed to repair our road for many years

The community took up the challenge to repair the road so as to reduce the untold hardship and suffering that residents pass through while plying the road".

Mallam Hassan added that the committee has so far raised over N1 million from individual donations and had since engaged the services of a contractor rather than using gravels, cement and sand to fill potholes. He said the project has been handed over to the contractor so as to have a good quality work.

He called on the Plateau State Government to carry all communities along in terms of developmental projects and to treat the people equally as a leadership that is based on fair and just practices promotes peaceful coexistence in the society. He also appealed to the government to come to their aid in order to complete the project.

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