AMAC chair inspects projects, urges villagers to protect facilities
….As residents lauds chairman on projects.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, on Thursday, embarked on inspection of some ongoing and completed projects by his administration in which he urged the benefiting villagers to ensure they protect facilities provided in their domains.
Our correspondent recall that the council chairman, had on Tuesday, inspected some projects in communities where execution of some projects are ongoing which included Kugbo, Jikwoyi, Angwan Gade, Gwagwalape, Gidan Diya, among other rural communities under Nyanya, Orozo, Karshi and Karu wards of the council.
However, in the course of the second leg of the inspection tour on Thursday, the chairman inspected the AMAC skills acquisition centre in Jiwa, where over 50 students are being trained on woodwork and metal fabrication.
A statement by the senior special assistants to the chairman on media and public affairs, Kingsley Madaki, the chairman while speaking at Jiwa community, advised students undergoing skill acquisition to be dedicated to their studies, which he said will will required to construct and supply desks for LEA primary schools in the area.
He encouraged the trainees to take advantage of the skills acquisition to learn skills so that they will become self reliance on future.
“And besides, you can be your own oga or boss. We won’t go anywhere else to buy chairs or desks for our students. You will be the one to construct the desks for us to be using in our LEA primary schools,” he told the trainees.
The chairman, while urging the trainees to put in their best, saying his administration will continue to support them at the council level so that they excel in future.
Maikalangu, who also proceeded to inspect the construction of a solar powered borehole in Jiwa community, including the installation of 3 solar street lights at neighboring Gwagwa-Jiwa Bypass of the council.
Also inspected projects by the chairman included the construction of 500kva by 33 lines transformer by the council administration, in which the council chairman the gesture will also extended to Damgbma community also under Jiwa ward.
The council chairman, also stopped over at Zaudna and Bagusa communities, where he inspected some solar boreholes constructed in the two villages including comprehensive water scheme at Kagini village in the area.
Maikalangu, who was accompanied by some officiala of the council including the head of works Andrew Gaza, the chairman said that the water supply project from Lower Usman Dam will be supplied to the entire community through different fetching points once it is completed.
Other projects inspected by the council chairman also included the construction of a 2.3 kilometer road at Sabo – Karmo and Idu-Gbagyi, in which large turnout residents of the area that comprised of youths, women, elders and sundry all came out to catch a glimpse of the council chairman and his entourage.
However, some resident of Karmo village expressed appreciation to the council chairman for embarking on the road project, saying the PDP led administration under the leadership of Maikalangu has performed exceedingly well within his one year in office.
“We’re happy for this wonderful road project executed by the chairman for us here in Karmo. Infact, we’re overjoyed and overwhelmed. Before, if you come to this road, it was quite a disaster, muddy and full of quagmires but today, the story has changed,” residents said.
Maikalangu, while addressing the media at Damgbma community, expressed his administration determination to continue deliver dividends of democracy to all communities under the council, even as he charged residents of Damgbma community to ensure they also protect the government facilities in their domain.
“And I want to also implore the people of Damgbma community to protect the transformer and borehole we have installed for them. The youths and vigilante members should ensure they guard the government properties in the community,” he added.