From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Ngalda and Dumbulwa Communities of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State have appealed to the state government to come to their aid and construct a 12-kilometre road linking Ngalda and Dumbulwa.
The communities, who made the appeal while our reporter visited the areas, said the communities lacked good roads and to enable them to transport their farm produce to the market, they need the state government intervention.
Speaking on behalf of the Dumbulwa Community, Malam Hassan Abdu said that roads connecting the communities to other villages had been completely neglected by the government for quite a long time.
He said: “Until the coming of Governor Mai Mala Buni that through the North East Development Commission (NEDC) commenced the Gujba-Mutai phase one project which we expect it will reach out to Dumbulwa down to Ngalda. We are appealing to our amiable governor to fasten the project in order to alleviate our sufferings.
“I appeal to the state government to give serious attention to the construction of the road. A situation where one cannot access Ngalda is not too good, it is a fertile and food basket of the state.”
According to him, the abandoned Ngalda-Dumbulwa Road is also of great concern to the people.
“This is an important road linking many communities in the area,” he emphasized.