The Nasarawa State government has restated its commitment to providing basic amenities for rural communities in dire need.
The state’s Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Othman Ibrahim, gave the government’s position on Tuesday in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital in north-central Nigeria.
He was speaking when he led a team of some government officials and that of the World Bank to Yalwata Wuji, a community in dire need of basic amenities in the state.
The plight of the community, which has at least 1,000 people and has been in existence for over 60 years, was highlighted on the Community Report segment of Channels Television’s flagship programme, “News At 10” on August 31, 2016.
The Commissioner described the report as a wakeup call to swing into action, not only in Yalwata, but also other communities with similar challenges.
The task team leader from the World Bank, Foluso Okunmadewa, also noted that the report had attracted the attention of the World Bank.
He said it necessitated the need for the bank to renew its partnership with the Nasarawa State government, which had been abandoned since 2013.
The World Bank official promised the residents of the community that a quick intervention to address their plights was underway.