- An agency established to reach out to border communities in the country is changing lives
- A community has gotten a new primary health care centre with a 30-bed capacity courtesy of the Border Communities Development Agency
- A motorized borehole with an overhead tank was also built for the border community
The Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) has built a new primary health care centre with a 30-bed capacity and a motorized borehole with an overhead tank for a border community in Gurin local government area of Adamawa state.
This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, March 3 by Mr Sadiq Abdullahi Isa, the deputy director of the public affairs and protocol unit of the BCDA.
According to the statement, the projects were inaugurated as part of the activities marking the working visit of the executive secretary of the BCDA, Captain Junaid Abdullahi and management members to border communities in the north-east state.
The delegation also used the opportunity to identify projects sites for the agency’s 2021 capital projects in the state.
Prior to the project handing over, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to the District Head of Gurin and the District Head of Fufore.
Both community leaders appreciated the agency for citing the health care project in their domain, noting that it will address the health care needs of the communities and the neighbouring communities of Cameroun Republic.
The commissioning of the projects was witnessed by the governor of Adamawa state Rt. Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri represented by the state's commissioner for reconstruction, rehabilitation, reintegration and humanitarian services, Mr Elijah Tumba.
In his address at the event, Captain Abdullahi promised that more government projects will be executed in various border communities in the state to address the challenges of the people living in such areas.
The executive secretary also said that the agency has executed fifty-eight (58) projects cutting across various sectors from 2015 to 2020 in Adamawa state.
The delegation was earlier received at the Government House Yola, by Governor Fintiri, who promised to support and collaborate with the BCDA in its activities in the state.
Recall that the BCDA recently completed a transformer project for a community that has been without electricity in the past 11 years.
The traditional leader of the community in Ogun state, the Oniko of Ikolaje, His Royal Majesty Oba John Olakunle Ojo lauded the executive secretary of the BCDA for the life-transforming project.
Meanwhile, the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano natural gas pipeline launched on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, will soon be ready.
The facility will ensure Nigeria gets an additional 3,600 megawatts of gas-powered electricity.
Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.