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28 Mar 2018

HOUSE OF REPS MEMBER FLAGS OFF CONSTRUCTION OF A PRIMARY HEALTHCARE FACILITY; DONATES TRANSFORMER TO COMMUNITY

By Mase KENNEDY

Member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir on Monday flagged off the construction of a primary healthcare center at Adaka community in Makurdi LGA.

Appreciating the gesture, Zaki Pius Tyo stressed that the Tyoshin people are proud of Hon. Tarkighir, saying they are flattered by this act. He further said, if the legislator can out of his own goodwill choose to donate a clinic to the community without waiting to be reminded, then the people of the community have no reason to regret sending Hon. Dickson Tarkighir to the NASS. Zaki Pius Tyo also seized the opportunity to applaud Gov Samuel on his giant strides especially in the security sector, which the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law is a milestone achievement in the history of the state.

In their separate remarks, Chief Dr. Tsekar Tar, Hon. James Pine all applauded the efforts of Hon. Dickson Tarkighir in redefining legislature in the state. "We are proud to be identified with you as you have proven to be an epitome of success. We assure you of our support to enable this project sees the light of day", they said. They also requested that portable water be made available to the community.

Also speaking, Mr. David Kwaghbo reiterated the community's support for the legislator. In his words, "You came here sometime ago to ask for our support in exchange for development and we gave it to you wholeheartedly and today, you have not failed us. This healthcare center is one of your numerous projects. You have not failed us as legislator, which is why we have made up our mind to support you to enable you go back to the National Assembly in the forthcoming election".

Responding to the accolades, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir reassured the community of his desire to deliver a purposeful representation to the people of Makurdi LGA, which has necessitated his desire to reconstruct a standard healthcare facility for the community. He informed them that the facility will also house a staff quarters to enable comfort for the health practitioners, a power house, and a motorized borehole which will also solve the problem of portable water for the community.
Hon. Tarkighir went further to donate one transformer to the community to enable stability in the electricity in the community.

Hon. Dickson Tarkighir thanked the community for the patience, faith and support which they have given him, and promised not to disappoint them. He also urged the community to support the Governor to enable him overcome the attacks on Benue state. Those who accompanied him include, Hon. Fidelis Adi, Hon. Asema Lazarus and Hon. Hitler Ter Akya.
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