By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has said the construction of conner shops at Karu primary health center premises by the council was based on the advise of the chief of the area, Emmanuel Stephen Yepwi.
Candido, stated this during an interview with our reporter, while reacting to a protest letter by some leaders of Karu community, in which they addressed to the FCT Minister Muhammad Musa Bello, to compelled to authorities of AMAC to stop the ongoing construction of conner shops at Karu primary health center.
The Karu community leaders, also said the ongoing construction of conner shops at the PHC premises was an abuse of office and deliberate move by the council Chairman to disrupt the original Abuja master plan.
But the chairman, said the council decided to embarked on construction of conners shops at the primary health center because of complaints he received from the Etsu of Karu, Emmanuel Stephen Yepwi, which he said miscreants and hoodlums has turned the health center to engage in social vices.
“I actually received the letter from Etsu of Karu, Chief Emmanuel Stephen Yepwi, early last year, where he complained that the health center, which is very close to Karu Abattoir was almost turning to hoodlums and miscreants hideout,” he said.
He said it was as a result of reported cases of hoodlums and activities of cultists who engaged in smoking of indian hemp, raping and other social vices, in which he said the council decided to put in place structures there.
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The chairman, however, noted that the ongoing construction of conner shops was also attract attention of people in the area and will discouraged activities of hoodlums and miscreants that usually go to hide and smoke indian, rape and other social vices hemp in the area.