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Published On: Tue, Oct 14th, 2014

Community lampoons Abaji chair over ‘non – performance’

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By Usman Shuaibu

The people of Adagba village in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) lambasted the Chairman of the council, Hon. Yahaya Garba Gawu, for allegedly failing to provide basic amenities in the community, since he assured office, in May, 2013.

Some of the residents, who spoke with Peoples Daily, said that the administration of Abaji Area Council under the leadership of Gawu, had neglected the village in the area of provision developmental projects.

A resident, Mr. Daniel Salawu, who decried that the community has no good access road, said it made the situation difficult for the farmers to transport their farm produce to the neighbouring markets, for sale during the rainy season.

He also pointed out that the absence of motor-able road in the community had made traversing through the area a nightmarish experience for transporters and other road users in the area.

“ With this rains, the situation has become worsened for the motorists passing to and fro through the community to convene their commuters, mostly farmers taking their products to neighbouring markets, for sale”, he lamented.

Similar, a female resident, Asibi Jipayi, who equally maintained that the administration of Gawu had failed to provide potable drinking water for the people in the area, noted that the residents were yet to feel its impact, or any other democratic dividends, as members of the counicl.

She however pleaded with the Chairman to consider the people of the community, in the scheme of things, in order for them to enjoy the gains of democracy in the area.

Not left out, a farmer in the community, who pleaded for anonymity, alleged that since the chairman came into the power in the council, the farmers had not been given any support in terms of fertilizers, to boost their morale during the farming season.

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