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June 23, 2024
AgricultureEducationNews

May 29: Zamfara Governor commissions College of Agric, Hospitals

From Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has commissioned two projects marking his one year in office which comprised total renovation of College of Agriculture and Technology in Bakura and another renovation of General Hospital in Maradun LGA’s all at the West Senatorial zone respectively.”

While in Talata Mafara local government area, Governor Lawal expressed worry considering level of dilapidation the General Hospital had been thrown into for being neglected by the previous administrators.

The Governor has however expressed dissatisfaction with the state of the General Hospital Talata Mafara which in poor condition, therefore, immediately gave directive for its total renovation and upgrade.

“It is absolutely disheartening to see the condition of the General Hospital in Talatan Mafara. The conditions I observed during the inspection are truly unacceptable. It is a stark reminder of the misallocation of resources by our politicians, who often prioritize less important matters.

“I have ordered the immediate complete renovation and upgrade of the hospital. We will equip the hospital to provide rehabilitation and serve as a central point for other health facilities in the western senatorial district of the state. Improving its condition will allow it to offer efficient healthcare services in the area”, Governor has directed.

As part of the ongoing inauguration of several completed projects during his first year in office, Governor Lawal who was accompanied by former Governor, Senator Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura, inaugurated the newly renovated College of Agriculture and Technology in Bakura.

In his remark at the commissioning of the College, Governor Lawal, said more than two decades after the re-establishment of the College of Agriculture Bakura, its structures became obsolete, and the environment was no longer conducive for both teaching and learning.

“As a government that identified education and agriculture among its major priorities, we deemed it necessary to renovate the college and stock it with the essential facilities for quality agricultural education.

“We have also upgraded the institution from the College of Agriculture and Animal Science to the College of Agriculture and Technology, Bakura. The wisdom behind this upgrade is to enable the college to introduce some technical disciplines as a prerequisite for its transition from a mono-technic to the status of a polytechnic.

“Therefore, we are gathered here today to inaugurate the renovation works undertaken at the College. These include the general renovation and equipping of the Admin Block, Agric Laboratory, Biology Laboratory, Science Laboratory, Lecture Hall, and Female and Male Hostels. Also constructed are two blocks of VIP toilets with five cells each, construction of a laundry facility, and rehabilitation of the college’s water system.”

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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