10 September 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, has directed all schools management in the municipality to establish a sick bay before the resumption of schools.
The Council Chairman, Mr. Abdullahi Adamu-Candido made this known in an interview with radio Nigeria in Abuja
Mr. Adamu- Candido explained that the sick bay would not only address the COVID-19 pandemic but would also promptly address other cases of illnesses.
The AMAC Chairman also urged schools to put in place the COVID-19 protocols issued by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Speaking on the challenges confronting farmers in the municipality, Mr. Adamu-Candido explained that previously the council had been distributing Fertilizer free to the farmers in but was unable to do so this year due to lack of funds following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
” The council under my leadership provide two trailers of fertilizer to the AMAC farmers every year; four new tractors for hiring to the farmers.
He further reiterated the council’s commitment towards the development of agriculture in the Area.
“It is my commitment to move the Agriculture sector forward in the Council”
He noted that the one hundred hectares Demonstration farm acquired by the administration at Gwagwalada which was first of its kind was aimed at ensuring food security.
He further explained that the Council also acquired more lands at Ketti and Tunga-Madaki for take off of the CBN Agricultural Accelerated Mechanised farming.
The Council, according to him renovated slaughter houses at Karmo, Kabusa and Waru with a new one under construction in Karshi.
These, among other projects would turn around the fortune of residents of AMAC for better.