l*Farmers get agricultural inputs from Gov Lawal
Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Tuesday flagged-off the construction of a road project and reconstruction of the General Hospital in Bukkuyum, Bukkuyum Local Government Area (LGA).
The governor also distributed agricultural assets and vital farm inputs to farmers there as part of the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus under the auspices of FADAMA III.
A statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the road construction starting from Mallawama junction will cover 19.2 kilometres in the Bukkuyum LGA.
He said that the General Hospital at Nasarawa Burkullu in the area will undergo significant renovation and upgrade as part of measures to improve healthcare services in the state.
In his speech at the flag-off of the construction of the 19.2km Mallamawa-Zarummai-Bukkuyum and Bukkuyum-Birnin Zauma-Gummi roads, the Governor said that, “our goal is to bring all the dividends of democracy to the people of Zamfara and this project is just one of the many ways we plan to improve their lives.
“We have already mobilized the contractors to start work and we are confident that this commissioning will result in tremendous changes for the people of Bukkuyum.
“During the flag-off of the distribution of agricultural assets in Bukkuyum, Governor Dauda Lawal called on the beneficiaries to make the best use of the opportunity to improve their production and uplift their living conditions.
“Distribution of the stimulus package signifies a crucial step in our endeavour to counter the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By going around selected Local Government Areas across the three senatorial zones, we intend to enhance awareness concerning the stimulus being rolled out to encourage beneficiaries to use them judiciously.
“This component of the COVID-19 stimulus programme is focused on agriculture, acknowledging its pivotal role in the state’s economy which is predominantly agrarian.
“Flagging-off the renovation and upgrade of the General Hospital Nasarawa Burkullu, Governor Lawal restated that the hospital would also be well-equipped with medical facilities.
“The renovation will involve refurbishing existing facilities, constructing new buildings and installing state-of-the-art medical equipment.
“These upgrades will improve the hospital’s capacity to handle more patients and enhance its ability to provide specialised medical procedures.”