The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chairmanship candidate at Abaji area council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, Sunday pledged to tackle erosion threatening some houses at Yaba community in the area, if elected.
Ajiya, who stated this while addressing residents of the community, said his administration will also tackle perennial water problem facing residents of the area.
He lamented at the manner the community was left without meaningful social amenities that have direct bearing on the lives of people, despite the huge monthly allocations gotten by the council authorities in the past six years.
According to him, his administration will create an avenue so that graduates can be employed and youths/women empowerment accorded priority.
Speaking earlier, former speaker of the council, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim, said time has come for a change and called on people from all the rural communities, irrespective of tribe, religion or ethnic affiliations to join forces to achieve that aim.
"If I can remember during the first tenure of the council's PDP-led administration when I was speaker, FCT Administration allocated 10 trucks of subsidized fertilizer to Abaji but to my greatest dismay only three trucks were sold to farmers out of which one was supposed to be given to Hausa farmers, who are mostly engaged in dry season farming," the former speaker alleged.
He alleged further that as a result of the diversion of the remaining trucks of fertilizer, his relationship with the council chairman went sour up till date, adding that the council chairman has failed to account for the seven missing trucks.
The former speaker called on the running mate to the ACN chairmanship to join hands with him in order to ensure that the seven wards of the rural areas are delivered to ACN during the March 16 council polls.
Also speaking, former councillorship aspirant of All Nigeria People's Party at Yaba during the last council election, Malam Ado Isah, complained of lack of drugs and a permanent doctor at the community's clinic.
He said the community's clinic only has three staff nurse, adding that patients buy prescribed drugs from chemists in the area.