Public facility vandalism: Candido bemoans citizens’ behaviour, blames contractor

Non-chalant and destructive attitude of Nigerians towards public facilities is bad, disappointing and must change for the better for citizens to fully benefit from such utilities, infrastructure and services, secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has said.

He stated this while inspecting facilities at the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit in the nation’s capital,

Visibly appalled by the monumental vandalisation of critical facilities of the rail system, Candido said: “The vandalism is voluminous. The magnitude of damage done by these vandals is not pleasing at all. Unfortunately, they have brought us backward as far as this effort is concerned.

“But fortunately, we have an administrator (Malam Muhammad Musa Bello) who is committed to leaving a legacy and that is why we are here -to take a look at it so that we will know how to tackle it within a space of seven months”.

He also apportioned some of the blame to the Chinese company handling the project, saying: “To some extent, I have to put the blame on CCECC for not doing the needful from the word go, by withdrawing the armed soldiers who were ensuring the security of this place” he said.