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Residents laud Sen Goje for offering to build school in Gombe community

Residents laud Sen Goje for offering to build school in Gombe community

By Matthew Eloyi

Residents of the Tumfure community in Akko Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe state has lauded Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje for offering to build their only school and end children’s long trek to school.

Goje’s plan to end the agelong tradition of 2.5 kilometres trek to school brought a lot of joy to parents who came together to establish a community primary school in the area in 2018.

“our children’s long trekking from Tumfure to Orji Estate and the risk attached to trekking along the federal highway linking Bauchi, Gombe to Biu in Borno was what prompted us to open this primary which is called Doubela Primary,” said Malam Safiyanu Abubakar, a father of nine.

He explained that establishing the school, the community development association borrowed an Islamiya school to house pupils in the area. However, the overwhelming population of over 365 students could not be accommodated by the one block of two classrooms.

“We then borrowed some rooms in houses around and some uncompleted buildings to encourage learning. Even though the state government under former Governor Dankwambo posted teachers to the school, but they could not take charge to build the school for us,” Safiyanu added.

Alhaji Bello Yahaya, a leader in the community told newsmen that the community had been inviting government and government officials including the Emir of Gombe and other philanthropists in the state to sponsor the building of the school. “But the coming of Senator Danjuma Goje has ended our misery,” he said.

He explained that building the school would involve the purchase of houses and lands for the project, “which have been acquired and paid for by Goje, we are just waiting for him to come and kickstart the building.

“We just have to commend him for coming to our aid and his concern for our children’s education,” he said.

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