The Asholio community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State has begun the development of its Social Centre through self-help.
President of Moro’a Development Association (MDA), Dr Jolly Laah, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday.
Laah said apart from other facilities, the association would also build a police post, bank and a shopping complex at the centre.
Mr Yusuf Manchan, National Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the association, also said that the social centre would be sited on 3.5 hectres of land close to Government Secondary Manchok.
It would house the community’s Town Hall, Event Centre, Restaurant, and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, he added.
Manchan said that funds for the development of the centre would be sourced through donations from the sons and daughters of the land.
“We have shared MDA’s account details for people to donate no matter how little for the execution of the projects, and the people have been donating and we pray it will keep flowing-in.
“We will equally reach out to politicians from the land and other well-meaning Nigerians, who can pick any of the project and develop it for us.
“This is a priority of the current Executives of the MDA and we pray that God will help us deliver this for our community to flourish and our youths to grow,” he said.
He added that the centre would be developed in phases based on available resources.
The PRO said that work has already begun to put the sport facilities in place, adding that a standard football pitch has already been carved out and a goal post acquired and mounted.
“After this, we will move to installing the track and field event facilities as well volleyball, handball, basketball, and so on.
“We want to see how we can provide a space for our youths to sharpen their skills and develop their talent in various sports.
“After we have put the needed facilities in place, we will invite professionals to train them.
“This will not only develop their sport skills but also keep our young ones engaged and away from restiveness and idleness,” he said.
Manchan added that the social centre would be used to promote the cultural heritage of the Asholio people through hosting of cultural activities and skills acquisition programmes. (NAN)