I am writing this letter to respectfully bring to the notice of His Excellency, Governor, Mai Mala Buni on the plight of the good people of the Jajere constituency of Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Sir, from the moment Nigeria turned civil rule, in 1999, the Jajere constituency has to-date, remained one of the strongholds for the various parties in governance, thereby affording every past and current administration with high margins of votes across rounds of local and general elections held in the state.
The constituency, comprising Kollere/Kafaje, Kayeri, Jajere A, Jajere B, Marmari/Gudukurka, Mashio and Alagarno Wards are communities that share common problems of the dilapidated state of facilities like roads, medicare and a host of other vital amenities that facilitate hardships and ensues unhealthy conditions as well as poor standard of living.
Your Excellency, Sir, it may interest you to note however that a significant number of dwellers of the affected communities are farmers and cattle rearers who have been generating immense economic benefits to the state and indeed, the North-East region.
Sadly, many past and the current administration have chosen to deliberately refuse to construct and/or rehabilitate structures to those law-abiding people particularly transportations systems which have been of greatest necessity, is left hardly accessible to commuters thereby posing untold hardships to the localists transporting agricultural produced from the areas. For instance, during the rainy seasons, motorists would hardly travel to or from the areas due to a poor transportation network.
The worrying state of the facilities is so alarming that every well-meaning person from any of these suffering communities is likely to shed tears considering how the government have failed to fix basic infrastructures that necessitate and guarantee the quality of human life and wellbeing.
Your Excellency Sir, we are very optimistic and we believe in your style of leadership for running inclusiveness in governance which is fundamental in achieving desired objectives.
While commending your administration for flagging off the Gujba-Ngalda, Garing Bingel-Koyel Bula roads and other ongoing capital projects across our dear state, we at the same vain remain hopeful that you will accentuate to the plights of the good people of Kafaje, Kayeri, Barumari and Borno-kichi with an immediate kick of significant infrastructural development projects.
For instance, your administration will be so kind if it will connect Kafaje, Kayeri and Borno-kichi to Koyel Bula road in Danchuwa an estimate of 26 kilometres road, likewise rehabilitate Tikau-Jajere road, one of the busiest roads within the area.
The connection of these roads will immensely generate more economic benefits to the State Government, enhance security, jobs opportunities for our teeming youths as well as enhance productivity and sustainable economic development.
This will further complement your Strategic Development Plans toward actualising the basic United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which include eradication of hunger and poverty, promoting healthy lives, equitable quality education for all, sustainable management of water sanitation and building resilient and sustainable infrastructures.
Your Excellency Sir, may I end this piece by humbly appealing to you to forthwith consider infrastructural development to these identified communities as you are demonstrating in some places in view as a matter of serious attention and a necessity for emergency concern. We believed ZAKA SHARE MANA HAWAYE. Thanks.
Hassan Malam Yalwa Kafaje is a Freelance Journalist and a concerned Citizen who writes from Kafaje, Yobe State, and can be reached at Yalwakafaje@gmail.com.