Facing Tight Squeeze For Office Space, Akko LGA In Gombe State Has Some Staff Work Out Of Toilets
Following the shortage of office accommodation at its secretariat, the Akko Local Government Council in Gombe State has converted some of its conveniences to offices for staff.
Chairman of the council, Alhaji Adamu Jani Bello, revealed this during a the visit of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo’s to Akko Central State Constituency.
He said the council is submitting a proposal for the construction of a wing of the local government secretariat in order to address the current shortage of office accommodation, which necessitated the conversion of some toilets to offices.
The Chairman appealed to the governor to provide the council with adequate office furniture and equipment to create a more conducive working environment for optimal performance of staff.
At Akko West State Constituency, the people reminded the governor of the persisting lack of potable water in the area, as they currently get their drinking water from ponds.
According to the member representing the constituency, Hon. Danazumi Adamu, the governor should urgently consider the extension of the greater Gombe South multibillion naira water project to the area to save the people from rampant diseases associated with poor and unhygienic water.
Other requests included the construction of roads to transport agricultural produce, electricity, health facilities, primary and secondary schools and the upgrading of others and creation of employment opportunities for the youths.
Responding, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, promised to work with chairman of the council, SUBEB, MDG’s and other stakeholders to tackle the problems.