By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Area Council Service Secretariat ( ACSS) said it has evolved measures to stimulate grassroot development at the six Area Councils within the Territory.
This is coming on the heels of the recent order given by FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello to Area Councils’ Chairmen, to be prudent in utilization of their monthly statutory allocation, and also ensure that the funds were used in the provision of good governance to residents.
Information from the office of ACSS Acting Secretary, Mrs. Omolola Olanipekun, said that among the first steps taken by the Secretariat towards grassroot development in the Area Councils, was the decision to amicably resolve all Chieftaicy tussles.
Omolola, who noted that peaceful co-existence amongst all residents was essential to socio-economic development, said that several interventions had been initiated to address all naughty Chieftaincy issues that have hampered progress in the affected communities.
“ The Department of Chieftaincy and Community Development had successfully intervened in the resolution of the community conflicts in the following communities across the six Area Councils” she stressed.
Omolola pointed out that Tunga Maje in Gwagwalada Area Council, Kubwa in Bwari Area Council and Kunchigoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council chieftaincy tussles have been amicably resolved.
She also explained that the Secretariat was not complacent to the issue of security of lives and properties in the various communities.
On the prevalence of insecurity in some of the Area Councils, she revealed that the Secretariat was working with security agencies and other stakeholders to end the worrisome cases of kidnapping in the affected Area Councils.