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Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

Rubochi residents beg for basic amenities

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bala fct ministerBy Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The residents of Rubochi community, in Kuje Area Council, has called on the chairman of Kuje Hon. Ishaku Shadan Tete, to provide basic amenities to the community, to alleviate their sufferings.

The residents who spoke to Peoples Daily said the community, is in dire need of tangible dividends of democracy, pleaded with the chairman to urgently look into their plight.

A resident, Mr. Adaku Mohammed, the issue of water supply has become a big problem for the community for a long time, because there is only one source of the essential commodity.

He said that Agudu River is the only major source of water supply to the villagers and those living around its surroundings- like Tika, and Tika-Gade.

“Since the water is limited to one source, people wake up as early as 3pm or 4 pm to in search of water for drinking and other home chores.

“We are appealing to Hon. Shaban’s administration to help us build boreholes to ease the plight of the community,” Mohammed stressed.

Another resident, Sasetu Shekoweya, said aside the outstanding water supply problem in the community, the people areas also passing through a lot of hardships arising from poor road network in the area.

 “You see this whole community has only Agudu River as its main source of supply water, and it’s not that the river is big to satisfy everyone, so you can only buy borehole water from Sarki  Gbagyi palace, one jerry can goes for N20.

“But, I’m pleading with the chairman of kuje Area council and Senator Philip Aduda to come to the aid of our people and build community boreholes as well as repair our roads, to encourage more socio-economic activities,” he disclosed.

Similarly, one Mrs. Omehi Loyo, who emphasised on the state of access road to Rubochi, said “The road needs serious attention, to reduce the incidences of accidents and delays on the road.

“The major source of transportation to the village is motorcycle; we only get to see cars in the area, during market days.  People doing local trading with those in Abaji find it difficult to cope most times due to this situation of bad road network, which affected negatively the economic activities in the area.

She also noted that since they depend on the Agudu River for water supply, people put alum to make the water clean, because using the water raw has caused a lot of health challenges for some of them.

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