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Nasarawa community protest non-replacement of classroom roofs

Residents of Mada Station Community in Nasarawa State have protested non-replacement of the roof of twenty-four classrooms which was removed by the state government.

some of the structures have started collapsing due to rainfall.

Mada Station Community is about thirty kilometres from Nassarawa Eggon town in Nasarawa Eggon LGA of Nasarawa state.

Government Secondary School Mada Station which started with two blocks of classrooms is said to be the first secondary school in Nasarawa Eggon LGA of the state.

Presently, the school has about 500 students with seven blocks of 24 classrooms.

Sometimes in November last year, the state government pulled down the roofs of twenty-four classrooms and the administrative block to renovate the structures but since then, the contractors handling the project disappeared and never returned to site as confirmed by some residents.

Chairman, Parent Teachers Association of the school Mr Danladi Bako expressed fear that the students of the school might not return if schools resume for first term session given the conditions they were subjected to following the removal of the roofs of the buildings.

District Head of the Community, Alhaji Musa Aliyu appealed to the state government to come to their aid by renovating the school.

Ex-student of the school, Tanimu Audu called for urgent action as most students have started withdrawing from the school.

Commenting on the issue, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdullahi Agwai said the state government would resume renovation of the school and appealed for calm.

At the time Radio Nigeria visited the school, the principal was seen carrying out official functions under the tree as his office was also affected.


Chris Nyamtu.

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