By Remi Johnson
The FCT Area Councils Services Secretariat, ACSS, says it will direct over 70% of its Secretariat’s 2022 capital budget to execute people oriented projects and improvement of infrastructure in rural communities.
Secretary, Area Council Service Secretariat, Mr Ibrahim Abubakar Dantsoho made this promise during his familiarization tour to Abaji Area council in Abuja.
Mr Dantsoho who noted that provision of basic infrastructures was key towards improving the living standards of the people at the grassroots, called for synergy among the area councils chairmen with the ACSS, to achieve the target of building vibrant area councils the residents would be proud of.
According to the ACSS Boss, ” improved synergy with the Area Councils will encourage the Secretariat build on its achievements in your Area Councils; such as renovation of chief of Yaba Palace, Award of contract for the construction of a double- cell box culvert along Achido – Naharati road etc.
In addition, over 70% of Secretariat 2022 Capital Budget Proposal are directed to improving infrastructures in the rural areas among other proposal.” Dantsoho said.
On his part, the Ona of Abaji, Adamu Baba Yunusa pledged to work with the ACSS towards making the people at the grassroots feel the impart of government.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Abdulrahman Ajiya commended the two ministers , Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu for their constant support, especially in the provision of pipe borne water as well as end of year palliatives for the people of Abaji.
To tighten security in Abaji, the Chairman said the Council collaborated with DSS, Vigilante and the Police
to stem the tide of criminality being perpetrated in the area.
He however called for the support of FCTA in the area of Security to sustain the progress made so far in combating crime in Abaji Area Council.
The Abaji Chairman also used the medium to plead for upgrade of Abaji General Hospital, completion of Abaji University as well as provision of good road network to the farm areas to enable farmers convey their farm produce seamlessly to the markets.
The ACSS Boss and his entourage also visited the chief of Yaba , Gwagwada, and Rubochi to find out what their challenges were, with a view to committing available resources to address such challenges within the year.