President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that no part of the country would suffer neglect in his administration.
The president said that regardless of its geographical location or political leaning, no citizen of the country would ‘henceforth’ suffer neglect.
Naija News recalls that the President’s vow seems to be in line with the mandate he gave in 2015 when he assured that he ‘belongs to everybody and belongs to nobody.’
Naija News reports that Buhari disclosed this at the inauguration and handing over of Erosion/Flood Control and Road Improvement projects at the Federal University Dutse, the Jigawa state capital.
The Minister of Interior retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau, who represented Buhari at the inauguration.
“It was fully completed in March 2019. The project is expected to check flooding menace within the university campus,” he said.
“Today’s project inauguration and handing over must be commended as it will offer the community an opportunity to take ownership of the project in order to ensure its care, maintenance and stability.
“I, therefore, call on the benefiting community to see the projects as yours, jealously guard it and prevent dumping of refuse in the constructed drainage channels,” he said.
In her remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Fatima Batul-Muktar, said that provision of infrastructures such as roads and drainage network was critical to the development of tertiary institutions.
“Federal University Dutse has had the problem of road and drainages within its permanent site since establishment in 2011.
“Movement of pedestrians and motorists within the permanent site which constitutes ninety per cent land area of the university was a nightmare, especially during rainy season.
“Relief, however, came in August 2018 through the Ecological Fund Office with the award of contract for erosion/flood control and road improvement works in the university,” she said.