ABDULLAHI Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in FCT, says he is committed to drive policies and projects that will impact the lives and well-being of residents of the council.
The chairman said this in Abuja on Wednesday at a town hall meeting to mark his first year of his second term in office.
Candido said that his administration would continue to work towards infrastructure development and ensure that residents’ lives were affected positively.
“We appreciate the people of this Area council for supporting us thus far. Today marks our four years in office and the first year of our second tenure.
“This meeting is to let you know where we are and where we are heading to as an Area council.
“From our various established institutions, we have been able to employ over 100 people as an Area council.
“We have been able to reduce the rate of unemployment and we have been able to sustain them from the security votes meant for the office of the chairman.
“For me, touching lives of people is more important than organising a once-in-a-month security meeting and pocketing the rest.
“I am fulfilled, however, that these youth can get something to eat, go to school and even marry.
“This is the essence of leadership and governance,” he said.
The chairman, however, stressed the need for the institutions, established by the council, to be sustained after his tenure.
Candido also appreciated the legislative arm of the council for its support and called on all stakeholders in the council to work together for the progress and unity of the council.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event featured presentation of reports by various heads of the institutions of the council.
The institutions included AMAC Microfinance bank, AMAC Investment and Property Development Company Ltd., AMAC Marshal, AMAC Environmental Enforcement Cadet and AMAC Community Radio.
– May 20, 2020 @ 18:09 GMT /