Residents of Kalawa village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa have appealed for the construction of a primary school in the community to ease the hardship of pupils who trek 24 kilometers daily to and from school.
The community is also asking Gov. Muhammad Badaru to construct a clinic in the area to enable them to access quality healthcare.
The intervention will also improve the enrolment of children, especially the girl-child, a member of the community, Malam Haladu Wanzan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
Kalawa is about 50 kilometers from Ringim, the local government headquarters, and has about 10,000 residents but has no primary school or clinic.
According to Wanzan, the closest primary school to the village is about 12 kilometers away while the clinic is located nine kilometers away in another village.
He said that the distance was affecting the retention of children in school while access to health care, especially for women and children, was very low.
“We don’t have a single clinic, in our village, each time we are sick, we walk to far places to seek for medication,” Wanzan added. (NAN)