The Gbangbagi community in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger state was at the weekend thrown into uncontrolled jubilation following the arrival of top officials of the state government in the area on a fact-finding mission.
The officials were dispatched to the community by the State Governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, as a result of the request by leaders of the community for more delivery of dividends of democracy.
The officials who visited the area included the general manager of the Rural Electrification Board, the general manager of the Niger State Road Maintenance Agency, Engineer Umar Sani, as well as the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Uba Ahmed Kuta.
Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu had asked the top officials to assess the needs of the people and report back to him within two weeks for action to be taken to address the plights of the community.
Among the requests of the community was the re-construction of the only bridge linking the area with other towns and villages in the local government areas which had collapsed more than 30 years ago, the construction of a primary school, as well as the provision of electricity to the village and the construction of the road leading to the village.
On arrival of the government officials in the area, the people jubilated and thanked the governor through them for quickly attending to their needs.
According to some of the villagers, the quick dispatch of the officials to the community by Governor Aliyu was an indication that the ‘governor has the interest of all parts of the state at heart.”
Youths in the community also showered praises on the governor and pledged their support and loyalty to the administration.
The Village Head of Gbangbagi, Alhaji Mohammed Ndana Maiyaki, in an interview with newsmen after the visit, expressed appreciation to the government for the positive step taken and hoped the officials would speedily submit their report to government so that actual work will start in earnest.
Alhaji Maiyaki said he believed the messiah that would take the people out of years of suffering and to the promised land has come in Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu.
The Chairman of the Niger State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Uba Ahmed Kuta, assured the community that their report would be submitted on time, adding that once approval was given and necessary financial support released, actual work wouldcommence.