Malam Isa Yuguda
By Segun Awofadeji
Former Minister of Defence, General T.Y Danjuma (rtd), has applauded the Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, for the security measures put in place in the state which has made it safer than the other Northern states in the country confronted with the terrorist activities of the Boko Haram.
He made the commendation yesterday while inaugurating a newly constructed primary school and teachers’ quarters provided by the T.Y Danjuma Foundation in collaboration with the Fahimta women and youth development initiative at Fulataran village in Darazo Local government area of the state.
Danjuma, who disclosed that he has carried out a surveillance to ascertain the security situation in the state before he came, asserted that it is safer and more peaceful than others in the North-east , urging the general public to complement the efforts of the security agencies by reporting any suspicious movements.
‘’ If there is no peace, there will be no meaningful development in any given society. If there is no peace here, my foundation would not have come and executed projects in Bauchi,’’ he said.
The philanthropist who explained that the T.Y Danjuma Foundation was established in 2009 with objective of assisting the less privilege d in the society, said the Foundation has now disbursed the sum of N1.3 billion for the execution of 117 projects in various communities in the country.
In his response, the village head of Fulataran, Malam Hassan Adamu Umar, expressed gratitude to the Foundation for the construction of the school, saying this was the first school ever established in the village and promised to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring all the village children are enrolled in the school.
Speaking at the event, the President, Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative, Hajiya Maryam Garba, said her organisation has supported the training of over 15 teachers in proper record keeping and school management.
She said that through community base development association in ten communities of two LGAs about 4,800 pregnant women and 5,000 children under five were treated with minor illnesses free of charge while 800 were referred to secondary health facilities.
In his remarks, the Chairman Darazo Local Government Council, Alhaji Kabiru Adamu, said his administration will continue to support and give all the necessary assistance and ensure continuity in maintenance and supervision of this project.
He said the people of the community would make the best use of the structure for the uplifting of eduction in the area and described Danjuma as a man who fought for one unity of the country and a detribalised man and philanthropist whose contribution has immensely touched the lives of rural people, especially in the field of potable water supply and education.
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