9 January 2013

Nigeria: Kogi Community Wants Jetty Constructed

Lokoja — A traditional ruler in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Anaja of Gbobe, Alhaji Ibrahim Anaja, has called on the government to construct a jetty to aid the rapid development of the town

Anaja, who spoke with journalists during the flag-off of the construction of Gbobe- Shitako five kilometre road in the area, said the project will no doubt expose the community to socio-economic activities.

According to him, the road project was a divine intervention, saying that it has always been the desire of the people that the community be linked by road to other communities in the local government.

The traditional ruler, however, appealed to the state government to provide electricity in the area, saying that they relied on generators in everything they do.

Also speaking to journalists during the flag off, the Commissioner for Rural Development, Umoru Muhammed, said the construction was in line with transformation agenda of the government to open up rural roads in the state.

He said the road will enhance the movement of farm produce and other goods from the community to the urban area, adding that it will bring the community closer to the state capital.

The commissioner stated that the ministry will soon embark on the construction of a motorized borehole in the area as part of efforts to improve the quality of life of the people who are mostly farmers and fishermen.

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