FCT Perm Sec. Visits Lepers Colony, Orders For Rehabilitation Of Infrastructure

FCT Perm Sec., Olusade Adesola with his entourage and Chief of Lepers, Mal Ali Isa during the visit

By: Ben Ukeji

To demonstrate his concern and care for the vulnerable and less privileged persons, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Olusade Adesola, today paid an unscheduled visit to the Lepers colony in Yangoji, a suburb of Abuja to assess the facilities in the leper’s abode.

The Permanent Secretary was in Yangoji for the presentation of relief materials to flood victims and to also identify the remote and immediate causes of the flood in Kwali, Area Council of the Territory.

Adesola, who was dissatisfied with the deployable condition of the infrastructure at the camp, directed the Ag. Secretaries of Social Development Secretariat and Health & Human Services Secretariats respectively to refurbish some of the dilapidated facilities at the Colony, including the Clinic and blown-off roof.

He also requested that the Rural Urban Water And Sanitation Agency (RUWASA), rehabilitates and provide boreholes for portable water supply to the colony.

The Permanent Secretary carried the message of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the community enjoining them to support the government and be law-abiding.

Adesola assured the people of the FCT that the Administration will do everything possible to better their lives by providing the needed infrastructure and services to the community.
Receiving the Permanent Secretary and his entourage, the Chief (Sarkin Kutaren Abuja), Mallam Ali Isah appreciated the visit.
According to him, they have stopped begging on the street of Abuja and will never return to the streets but called on the FCT Administration to assist in rehabilitating the colony, because some of the facilities are getting bad.
He assured that the community will cooperate and support the government.

The Chairman of Kwali Area Council, Ag. Secretaries of Social Development Secretariat; Health & Human Services Secretariat; Education Secretariat and Transportation Secretariat as well as the Director of Information & Communication, FCT accompanied the Permanent Secretary on the visit.