Adamawa re­ha­bil­i­tates school B/Haram used as last base

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R.An­war, Yola

The Adamawa State Govern­ment is ren­o­vat­ing Govern­ment Sec­ondary School Gombi where Boko Haram set up last op­er­a­tional base in the state be­fore they were pushed back by the mil­i­tary.

Deputy Gover­nor, Eng. Martin Ba­bale who vis­ited the school on Fri­day, said ren­o­va­tion would com­mence im­me­di­ately with help from a non­govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion to re­store de­stroyed in­fra­struc­ture.

The school be­came sym­bolic as the clos­est Boko Haram camp to Yola, the cap­i­tal of Adamawa State and the halt­ing point of in­sur­gents when they an­nexed Gombi and six other lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas in the state be­fore their lib­er­a­tion by the Nige­rian mil­i­tary.

Ba­bale who had ear­lier in­spected a com­pleted ren­o­va­tion project at the Pri­mary School in Muchalla vil­lage, said the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Gover­nor Muham­madu Jib­rilla was com­mit­ted to re­build­ing in­fra­struc­ture in the lib­er­ated com­mu­ni­ties de­spite fi­nan­cial con­straints.

”We can­not fold our hands and watch the de­stroyed fa­cil­i­ties, we need to jus­tify our be­ing in of­fice. We promised to at­tend to the needs of the peo­ple. You can see class­rooms at the pri­mary school in Muchalla have been ren­o­vated while class­room and hos­tel ren­o­va­tion is about to com­mence in GSS Gombi. We have al­ready built roads in Yola, Shel­leng Guyuk, Ganye and Mubi”, he said.

The Head­mas­ter of Muchalla Pri­mary School, James Garga and the Prin­ci­pal of GSS Gombi, Idrisa Sa­mari ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the govern­ment for the ren­o­va­tion.

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