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Kano community gets new bridge, access road to end decades of exclusion

The people of Rimindako community in Bagwai LGA of Kano State have expressed happiness over bridge and access road they have been agitating for decades.…

The people of Rimindako community in Bagwai LGA of Kano State have expressed happiness over bridge and access road they have been agitating for decades.

The community had been cut-off from several social amenities for years, and succor comes to them when the Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin ,who is representing Kano North Senatorial district,  constructed the much needed bridge and access road.

Speaking to newsmen in Kano, one of the community leaders and a human right activist, Barrister Muhammad Zubair, said the community has been in existence for over 300 years, adding that the community comprises mainly Fulani settlements, has been facing serious challenge in accessing basic amenities for years.

“Our community is surrounded by water streams and rivers which make it extremely difficult for our people to access basic life amenities like hospitals, schools and markets especially during the rainy season. We have experienced quite a number of tragedies due to lack of bridge to cross over to Tofa town because of a popular and notorious “Yasanya” river which had been strong barrier to accessing Kano metropolis,” he said.

 He explained that many pregnant women from the village had either given birth or even died at Yasanya river bank, adding that school children in some communities had to give up during the rainy season. 

He urged the community leadership and the local government authorities to name the bridge after the deputy senate president as a form of gratitude and appreciation.

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