The President of Eggon Cultural Development Association (ECDA), Mr. Mandy David Abuluya, has expressed sadness over the fire incident that wreck havoc in a block of five classrooms in Eggon Community Secondary School, Nassarawa-Eggon.
This was coming barely one week, the association organized a N500 million fund raising for the revival of the decaying facilities and dilapidated structures at the school.
Mr Mandy David Abuluya while inspecting the destroyed classrooms said he would not be dettered by the fire that engulfed the classrooms but would continue to ensure that the school is renovated to restore its lost glory.
” It is so sad because, today mark one week that ECDA organized a fundraising to renovate all the classes and to address the challenges confronting the school.
“Only to hear last night, Friday, December 9th, 2022 that the only standing structure that will require no renovation was burnt down by fire.
“It is a pity, too sad that such is happening, and I am very sure that the Eggon people and any right thinking individual yearning for development are not happy with this.
He solicited for the continuous support of all and sundry to enable the association revive the school to its lost glory
“We are expecting to fix those delapidated classes, and even if we are to touch this burnt block, the repairs will not be much. But now, we are left with no option than to start almost from the scratch,” he added.
The ECDA president who couldn’t give details of damaged items, said that, the burnt block, being an health institution, he was sure that valuable properties worth millions of naira was destroyed.
Abuluya who frowned at the development, said the ECDA was going to improve on the general security situation, and will expedite action in the fencing of the school to checkmate such occurrence in future.
The ECDA Public Relation Officer, Umar Abdullahi Galle, who sensed the handiwork of saboteurs, said ECDA was going to engage the services of expert to to conduct forensic analysis of the situation and to unravel the cause.
Galle said, a fire of such nature is unusual that will spread simultaneously, even when there are no bushes around or electricity connected to the block.
He also, called on governments and members of the public to come to the aid of the school in support of ECDA to revamp the school.
It would be reorted that the fire incident burnt down a block of five classrooms to ashes, that was leased out to Delight College of Health Science and Technology, Nassarawa-Eggon by ECDA.
The college occupied the block and has been operating as an health institution for the past three years
The fire outbreak occurred at about 6:45 pm of Friday, 9 December, 2022, and destroyed virtually every valuables.