The People of Padi Community in Sule Tankakar Local Government Area of Jigawa have appealed to the State Governor, Muhammad Badaru, to build a primary school for them.
According to the residents, improvement in school infrastructure would further increase rate of school enrollment especially the girl-child in schools.
It was gathered that many had raised concerns over the state of infrastructures at Sule Tankakar which is about 300 kilometres from Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.
The Village Head, Nura Haruna, who disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse on Thursday, added that the community, with a population of about 10,000, has no primary school.
He complained that children from the community trek for about 12 kilometres to attend school in a nearby village.
Haruna also appealed to the governor to build a dispensary for the community, adding that this would ease the suffering of the residents especially women and children.
He said that the residents of the community have to walk up to nine kilometres to access a health facility.
“We don’t have a single clinic, in our village. Each time we are sick, we walk to far places to seek for medication,” Haruna said.