The former lawmaker representing Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency of Gombe state Hon. Binta Bello has awarded contract for the construction of 3 block classrooms of 15 units in 15 communities in the constituency.
Binta, represented by her former senior legislative Aide, Mr Simon Dauda Usman, told newsmen in Shongom on Saturday that the contract was her own way of giving back what the society.
“The project is all about continuity of constituency project work which I pursued before the end of my tenure which has eventually come into fusion and the contractors have come to site.
“This is why we have gone round with the engineers from the federal ministry and the contractors for the communities to see them and also for the people to also give the site of the school within existing schools, she said.
Binta added that the project when completed will go a long way in helping to address the challenge of out-of-school children in Gombe state by increasing the enrolment.
She advised the communities to give the necessary supports to the contractor handling the project and to put the schools to good use when the project must have been concluded.
Chief Resident Building Officer, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Gombe State, Cletus Jatau who was on ground to supervise the project and site, said he was satisfied with all the arrangements.
Jatau explained that the project would be completed in 12 weeks, adding that the ministry expects that the contractor would commence work immediately so they could complete the work before then.