23 July 2010

Nigeria: Amac Donates Transformers to Communities

Abuja — Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has supplied and installed electric transformers of varying capacities to two rural communities, Karshi and Jikoyi in order to improve the electricity supply of those areas to boost commercial activities.

The supervisory Councilor for special duties, Hon. Stephen Idowu, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja, while reviewing the performance of the council Chairman, Hon. Micah Jiba's administration since he assumed office in May this year.

He revealed that the Council in its efforts to sustaining food security and sufficiency, had purchased 2 tractors, rehabilitated existing ones and hire them to interested farmers at very low rates.

The AMAC spokesman also disclosed that the present administration had embarked on the rehabilitation of Jikoyi to Orozo road through Public Private Partnership (PPP) program and evacuation of refuse in all the 12 wards in the area council, which encouraged the council to purchase 2 utility vehicles for that purpose.

Adding that since cleanliness is next to Godliness, the administration had also decided to clean-up the Utako Ultra-Modern International Market to enable it look more standard in the Capital city. Idowu said that the two weeks notice given to the traders in the market was not enough for the clean-up, and therefore, the council had to add one week more, urging the traders to be patient with the council.

He said during the period under review, the council carried out recruitment exercise of young men and women in the FCT into the Peace Corp, initiated scholarships for both indigene and non indigene students at the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to improve academic standard in the state.

According to Idowu, the council further embarked on routine immunization exercise of children against polio and other childhood killer diseases in the area, saying that all these are targeted at ensuring effective health care delivery for children, pregnant women and residents of AMAC.

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