The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Chucker Resorts, Alhaji Adamu Attah has constructed 30 blocks of 60 classrooms to the Maraban Jos community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Rural Post learnt that 12,000 pupils will benefit from the classrooms.
Alhaji Attah, while commissioning the new school said it was part of the organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the community.
Explaining what prompted the gesture, he said: “About 15 years ago, I was approached by a community to help build a fence for them because of insecurity, I decided to see the school and when I went there, I decided to adopt the school.”
“In 2019, I visited the school again and discovered that because of the positive influence of the school feeding programme, the school had grown from 500 to 12,000 pupils but the school classrooms were no longer adequate. We decided to build a brand new school for 12,000 kids,” he said.
He further explained that it took them six months to build 50 percent of the school after they chose the site adding that, “we required 120 classrooms but we have 60 classrooms, I sought for some combined efforts of development partners particularly from the UNICEF and Access bank.
“At that time, their were about 500 pupils in the school, we embarked on putting the immediate required infrastructures, water and sanitation and few more classrooms that will accommodate them,” he said.
He assured the people of Maraban Jos that he would build a pedestrian bridge along the Kaduna-Zaria express way for children from neighbouring communities to have access to the school.
The Community leaders thanked the philanthropist for his consistent assistance to the community.