By Usman Shuaibu
The village head of Kiyi community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Jibrin Shaban, has bemoaned the dearth of potable drinking water for the people of the community.
Shaban, who disclosed this in an interview with some newsmen in Kiyi, said that during the dry season their wives used to suffer in search of water to even cook food for their husbands and children.
The village head therefore urged the council chairman, Hon. Ishaku Tete, to provide to construct boreholes in the community, in order to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Also, he noted that the continued absence of water in the area had made some families to sleep with hunger.
Furthermore, he appealed to the FCT Administration as well as the leadership of Kuje area council to rehabilitate the dilapidated link road from kiyi village to Gwagwalada, in order to enable motorists plying the road to do so without many difficulties.
Furthermore, the community leader expressed dismay over what he described as ‘farm land invasion by the FCT administration’, and requested the authorities of the council and the FCTA, to always carry the indigenes of Kiyi community along, when allocating any plots of land in the area, to some government officials in the area.