Senator Dino Melaye has condemned the burning down of a block of four classrooms he donated to Government Girls Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja by unknown arsonists.
Melaye, who spoke with journalists shortly after inspecting the burnt section of the classroom block at the school premises, described the incident as barbaric.
He also condemned the vandalisation of a block of four classrooms he built at UBE Junior Secondary School at Lokongoma area in Lokoja by hoodlums, urging the police to bring the perpetrators to book.
Melaye, who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District, said that the action of the hoodlums was an embarrassment to the state which was well respected for its exploits in education in Northern Nigeria.
He wondered why some people would want to bring down the state for selfish reasons, pleading with the hoodlums and their sponsors to stop smearing the image of Kogi state.
He promised to rebuild and repair the burnt and damaged blocks of classrooms, saying that no amount of intimidation and harassment would divert his attention from providing qualitative representation to the people.
He also said that the incident would not stop his planned one-week thank you tour of the senatorial district and inauguration of some of the 143 projects he had executed in the past three years at a cost of N7billion.