By Stanley Onyekwere
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the umbrella of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) has cautioned against hijacking and destabilising governance of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) under the leadership of its Executive Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido.
This caution was against the backdrop of a recent protest by some aggrieved groups over allegations of mismanagement and underperformance leveled against Candido and his team.
Addressing Journalists in Abuja on behalf of CSGG, Comrade Edwin Olorunfemi, described them as malicious, unscrupulous and unsubstantiated allegations of incompetence and non-performance by some faceless and baseless groups masquerading as Civil Society members.
CSGG noted that CSOs should strive to maintain its standard as promoters of peace, advocates of good governance, transparency and justice and not be used as tools of distraction to “men of noble qualities such as Candido, who in his four years of leadership has fought tooth and nail to ensure effective and efficient execution of the core mandate and trust reposed on him by his people.”
The CSGG added that some persons “although bridled with envy, hate and politics of controlling things within the council to sponsor supposed CSO members to protest, hijack and destabilise the progressive leadership of the Executive Chairman.
“Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) is an assemblage of over 180 civil society organisations totally committed to the improvement of knowledge that will guarantee standards at all levels of service delivery.
“We condemn in totality, the plot by these miscreants and henceforth, advice them to desist from further actions as CSGGG will ensure that the existing lacuna between AMAC and the media is bridged for efficient dissemination of information.
Furthermore, the CSOs revealed that having undertaken an independent assessment on the activities of Hon. Candido, some of the achievements of his achievements in the education and social development includes; Construction of Primary School at Azhata, construction of a block of 3 classrooms at lddo Maji, construction of a block of 3 classrooms with headmasters office at Makanima village (ongoing), lddo Maji, Kuyami village-Gui ward, Wasa, supply of primary school desks, fencing of primary school at Dape, ldu.
It adds that others are: “Comprehensive Rural Electrification at Ungwan Gwari, Karshi, Installation in Toge Gui ward, Iddo Sarki-Gui ward, Kuchibeyidna, Kapwa, Pyakasa, Tungan Madaki Kpai-Kpai. Jiwa Pipe Line Street, Installation of 800Kva standby generator at Area 1 shopping complex.
“Water scheme at Gosa Health Centre, Gwagwa, Kaba in Gwagwa ward, Kurudu Village, Karshi Town Hall Karshi ward, Karo Majigi, Utako village, Orozo health centre Orozo ward, Sheretti, Waru, Kabusu Ward, International Institute of Journalism, Jahi, Tungan Madaki, Gui ViIIage etc.
“Construction of comprehensive primary health care centre at Karo-Majigi, Health centre at Mabushi, Health centre at Garki village-ongoing, Health Centre Toge (ongoing), Galadimawa health centre (ongoing), Health centre at praduma (ongoing), Health centre at vngwan Hausawa Nyanya (ongoing), Health centre at Durumi (ongoing).
“Rehabilitation of Township road at Gwagwa, lddo-Sarki, Jiwa Phase II, Construction of Karu FHA road, Construction of Asphalt Gwagwa Jiwa road, Construction of Jiwa Township road, and Construction of Jiwa Dei-dei road amongst others.”