Independence: AMAC development remains our focus – chairman

By Daniel Tyokua

The chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon. Abdullahi Candido said his administration would not be detered in developing the council in line with the constitutional provisions.

He stated this on Thursday at the 36 anniversary celebration of the council which coincided with the 60th Independence celebration of Nigeria in Abuja.

Candido explained that the Area Council would continue to mount effort on exercising the constitutional rights in revenue generation.

He said the council’s application for member of World e-governance and Smart Cuties ,WeGo, has been approved.

His words: “AMAC is now the first Local Government in Nigeria to be an associate member of WeGo, we are now opportune to be part of World Smart Cities Solution Program that will help the council drive it’s e-governance solutions”

According to him, the council had an e-town hall meeting with tax payers and business partners with participants drawn from various parts of the council and across the country including the USA in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown.

On revenue generation, he said,”We shall keep doing our best in defending this mandate to ensure that all revenues collectable within the jurisdiction of our council are not missed.

“We are going to adequately source without intimidation or denial from any quarter. The council is committed to one purpose of developing the people and the capital territory at large and shall not undermine the supervisory roles of our mother ministry, the FCT Administration” he said.

The chairman stated that his administration’s commitment is to ensure that dreams of the founding fathers are sustained.

He urged the stakeholders to do more in building AMAC, by ensuring that unity and peace remain the backbone of the council.

Candido stated that developing AMAC should be the collective interest of all stakeholders irrespective of political and religious groups.

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