By: Wisdom Acka
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has declared that he was emulating FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, in the execution of projects in the Council.
Maikalangu stated this while flagging off rehabilitation of the 1.58km Dnako Township Road, Monday.
The groundbreaking ceremony was taking place few days after the Chairman has performed similar events in Mabushi and Gosa communities.
Maikalangu, who threatened to revoke the contract if the contractors failed to perform to expectation, stated that his administration was determined to satisfying the yearnings of the people, ensuring enjoyed dividends of democracy and good governance in all the communities.
His words: “On behalf of the good people of Abuja Municipal Area Council, I welcome you to this epoch making occasion of the ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of Dnako township road. “
“This ground breaking ceremony is so dear to me at this period when our Minister have decided to change the face of the FCT,” he remarked.
“I am highly convinced that the most suitable development in my own capacity as a Local Government Chairman is to start at the grassroots level,” Maikalangu said.
“With the conviction I have before the announcement of this ground breaking ceremony, I am happy to inform you that the Dnako Township Road shall be of great benefit to the people living within this area,” he reiterated.
“It will also create a new business hub around Dnako Village and other adjourning communities and spring forth a new urban resettlement; which shall reduce the pressure on the city center,” the Chairman emphasized.
Maikalangu disclosed that he has executed several legacy projects such as road construction, water schemes and educational development that would stand the test of time in various communities of the Council.
The Chairman added: “It is our hope, therefore, that the contractor will deliver the road project to Dnako people as expected, counting on his readiness to abide by the rules of engagement in ensuring best project delivery within the expected time frame.
“Let me use this opportunity to remind the contractor that the supervision of this project is going to be impromptu. Just get ready because you may see us here at any time. Bear it in mind that the Council is ready to revoke your contract if your work is not done according to specification,” he said.
“I hereby call on all critical stakeholders, traditional rulers and residents of the Dnako Community, who are the direct beneficiaries of this projects, to compliment government efforts by giving maximum support to the contractor so that he can deliver the job in record time,” he appealed.
Speaking earlier, the Head of Works and Housing, Arch. Andrew Gaza, said: “This is another fulfillment of the promises made by the Chairman during the campaign period. This community is in Phase 3 of City Center Development.
“We want to make a city within a city, which is why the Chairman is here. This is one of the biggest projects in the Council. The Chairman instructed that the project must be executed within a year.”