Senator visits Kaduna community, mourns drowned students 

The Senator representing Kaduna South senatorial district, Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung, has visited and commisrtated with the families and Ribang community in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state where six secondary school students drowned while returning from writing the just concluded basic education certificate examination.

Last Tuesday, six students of Government Secondary School, Fadan Chawai, from Ribang community drowned in the same Mbang River they earlier crossed with their colleagues while going to write their exams.

The Senator who lamented the poor state of the road that led to the community and lack of a bridge, appealed to the governments at all levels to consider the plight of the people by constructing a bridge for the community.

He prayed to God to comfort the immediate family, Chawai Chiefdom, and the entire people of Kauru Local Government Area, hoping that their death would be like a sacrificial one that would open doors for the entire community.

Senator Katung pledged his resolve to continue to collaborate with the state and federal governments to bring social amenities to the people, especially, communities that were in dare need of assistance.

Earlier, the village head of Ribang, Mr. Garba Madaki, thanked the Senator and his entourage for the visit, adding that the community had never received such a high profile individual.

While lamenting lack of social amenities in the community, such as access roads and healthcare, the village head appealed to the government to come to their aid as they were finding it difficult to transport their farm produce to the markets.

Meanwhile, the Senator on Saturday, met with different groups from the senatorial zone in continuation of presenting his scorecard to different stakeholders, having spent one year in office.

During an interactive session with Forum of Southern Kaduna Professors in Zonkwa, Senator Katung told the gathering that very soon the Senate would organise a public hearing on the bill he sponsored for the establishment of a Federal University of Applied Sciences Manchok.