From MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI, Keffi
The District Head of Wakama in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr. Makka Nangba, has observed that good road and other infrastructure in rural areas can tackle rural-urban migration and create job opportunities.
Nangba stated this recently at Wakama while fielding questions from newsmen on the challenges of rural development and the nature of roads in his domain.
The traditional ruler believed that the provision of infrastructure would also boost the socio-economic activities and standard of living of rural dwellers, adding that if communities had good roads, hospitals, electricity and schools among other infrastructures, it would go a long way to generate employment opportunities thereby curtailing social vices.
Nangba, who is a former Secretary of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Council, therefore appealed to the state government to assist the community by constructing roads and culverts to open up the area.
Mr. Nangba used the opportunity to also appeal to the state government to assist the people of his domain by constructing roads and culverts at Alashe, Ezhiba, Angwan Sabo, Azikili and Awogenshen and also construct roads to link Wakama District with Evah/Washo, Ogba Districts and Akwanga/Keffi/Abuja Express Road.
“These according to him, would go a long way in boosting the agricultural and socio-economic activities of my people and the development of rural communities will go a long way in tackling rural-urban migration, generate employment opportunities and improve the economy,” he said.
Nangba then urged parents to take the education of their children with seriousness considering the importance of education to societal development especially that no nation could achieve meaningful progress without sound education, hence the need of his call in that direction.