Jigawa: Avoiding a road to nowhere
After 27 years of the creation of Jigawa State and the approval given to M.B. Abubakar to contest for a ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, there is the need for the governor to persuade the political elite to shelve sectional politics and overcome suspicion and mistrust among the people. We should be willing to make changes in the way we currently think and operate. He should be guided by a well defined blueprint for a meaningful and sustainable development of the state. Jigawa needs the collective efforts of all its patriotic citizens to salvage it from poverty, ignorance and social decadence.
Government should improve on the provision of health care in order to eradicate communicable and preventable diseases. The citizenry should be properly sensitised on heath education. There should be fair and equitable distribution of heath care facilities and personnel among villages and towns in the state.
The issue of children roaming the streets and the now degraded al’majiri system of education must be addressed. There should be appropriate legislation to control them, just as it is necessary to make it compulsory for every child to be enrolled into primary schools.