Majalisan Maccido Andaha Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has donated a hall built at the cost of over N10 million to Nunku Community in Nasarawa State.
Sani Umar, Chairman of the NGO disclosed this during the inauguration and handing-over of the hall to the community on Thursday in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State.
According to him, the hall is part of the group’s corporate social responsibility to better the lives of people in the rural area.He added that the NGO started the construction of the hall in May and has concluded the project which consists of a hall, offices and shops within three months.
“The Nunku Community hall will serve as a place for town hall meeting and other social purposes and have the capacity to host 1000 persons.
“Apart from the hall, we have also sunk boreholes, offered free medical testing, treatment and counseling and trained many women from this community in different skills.
“We also provided them with a transformer and brought electricity from over one kilometer to Nunku community,” he added.
Umar who pledged the group’s support and commitment to government’s effort, appealed to the community to make judicious use of the hall.
Also speaking, Labaran Maku, former Minister of Information commended the NGO for their efforts and urged other groups to emulate them.“These are the types of community development services needed to improve on the lives of rural dwellers.
“I urge all stakeholders to mobilise their people towards restoring community development services which are the basis for development in many communities in Nigeria before colonialism.
“I call on Nunku community to take ownership of the projects done by government and other development partners and imbibe good maintenance culture.