Natives commend minister over communities development


Natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Thursday commended the FCT administration for taking development to rural communities.

 The administration did this through provision of pipe borne water and other basic amenities in Tika community in Kuje area councils, Anagada,  Gwagwalada and Nuku communities, all located  in Abaji area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The natives described the ongoing various borehole projects embarked upon by the FCT administration as a welcome development that is of immense benefit to the general public and persons living in rural areas in Abuja.

President of Abuja Original Inhabitants Youths Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO), Commandant Isaac David, who made this commendation on behalf of the natives Thursday said  on completion, the boreholes will ease the prolonged sufferings in the communities.

He said the minister of state for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, deserves to be applauded for embarking on the borehole projects, as it will go a long way in ensuring the advancement of economy values of the people.

“We want to commend the minister of state for her grassroots developmental projects across the FCT area councils and to reaffirm our support for the success of FCT administration. We now have a genuine reason in reaffirming our support for  this administration.

“Because for a long time, this communities were denied the benefits of governance and dividends of democracy. The people depended on stream water for domestic use, which placed them at the mercy of waterborne diseases such as cholera. 

“Before the minister’s intervention, virtually all the communities lacked portable drinking water and they dug local wells , because  government did not take it as a priority to rescue the communities, in terms of constructing boreholes for the people.

“Today, we have this projects completed in three different communities in less than one month. Even during this period when the entire nation is battling with the novel coronavirus,  we are also hoping that by the  time this borehole projects are commissioned in Tika, Anagada and Naku villages, their story will not remain the same,” he said.

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