Daily Trust (Abuja)

28 December 2012

Nigeria: Kwali Community Appeals for Electricity

Residents of Ijah community in Kwali area council of the FCT Saturday appealed to the council authorities to extend electricity from Kwali town to their community.

Spokesman of the community, Daniel Yatsu, said if it is connected, socio-economic activities will be boosted in the area.

He said previous council administrations fixed concrete electric poles from Kwali town to a neighbouring community but the project was later abandoned.

The spokesman also appealed for an additional borehole in the community, citing reasons that the only hand pump borehole in the place is over-stretched due to increased population of residents.

"Our women have to queue for almost one hour to fetch water, while those that cannot go to a far distance stream," he said.

Also, members of the vigilante group of the community have appealed to the council authorities to equip them with working tools to enable them discharge their duties diligently.

Chairman of the community's vigilante group, Mr. Ishaku Baya, said they lack patrol vehicle to checkmate crime along Kwali, Ijah 1 and Ijah II roads.

In a related development, traditional Head of Kwaita-Tsoho community in the council, Malam Zakari Magaji, also appealed to the council authorities for a health centre in the community.

He said residents of the community have been facing difficulties and seek medical attention at Kwaita town.

"Sometimes, sick persons are conveyed on motorcycles to Kwaita or Kwali town to receive medical treatment despite the deplorable condition of the road, " he said.

He also complained of lack of enough class rooms in the community's primary school, saying that pupils are combined in the existing classrooms.

"The community needs at least two more blocks of class rooms to decongest the pupils and a borehole," he added.

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