By Salisu Sani-Idris
Mr Emmanuel Inyang, the supervisory councilor for Special Duties in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has unveiled a developmental agenda for residents of the area.
Inyang said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, assuring that the new AMAC leadership would ensure provision of basic social amenities to the people.
” During our electioneering campaign, we did promise AMAC residents that we will provide them with potable water supply. We did promise them that we will do our best in terms of proving good road network.
” We also promised them that we will try our best to ensure that we provide cottage hospitals, fix schools that are very bad and we will do a lot in terms of improving infrastructure and the teaching aids what will enable our children in school to learn well.
” I want to tell you that those are promises that we are going to be fulfilled. By the grace of God, we have started counting our 100 days in office,” he said.
He said that the council chairman was expected to convey the Executive Council meeting any moment to set the ball rolling, adding that the chairman alone cannot make approvals of certain amount.
” But he can only make such an approval based on the Executive Council. And that’s why the council is being called for us to make approvals to approve projects that will be executed within the shortest time for whom he has been sworn into.
” I want to assure residents of AMAC that we are going to see a lot of improvements. Let me use the estate where I’m residing as an example. AMAC signature will be found there.
” Not minding the fact that the estate is strictly owned by the military, other Nigerians are residing there. And on Feb.12, all the residents voted in the election.
” And that is why we are working on putting one infrastructure or the other in all the estates depending on their needs. We’re not doing this because we are the owners, but because the residents participated in the election that brought us in,” he said.
He said that the AMAC leaders discovered that many communities were faced with problems of inadequate electricity supply during their electioneering campaign.
” Even in communities where there is electricity, their transformers were not functioning. We want to improve on supply of transformers and ensure that those transformers are put to use.
” We want to also ensure that boreholes are provided in different communities because during our campaign we discovered that many areas in Nyanya were buying water at a very high cost because of the distance from the water sources.
” So they have no option than to buy water from water hawkers ‘Mai Ruwa’. So, Nyanya is one of our targets in ensuring that we provide boreholes in different areas.
”And this boreholes are going to be powered by solar panels so that the issue of buying fuel or servicing the generator will not arise,” he said.(NAN)
Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa