Can­dido lays foun­da­tion of Iddo Maji school build­ing

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The Chair­man of the Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC), Ab­dul­lahi Adamu Can­dido, has laid the foun­da­tion of a school build­ing at Iddo Maji, Abuja.

The AMAC boss said that the con­struc­tion of the three class­rooms and a head­mas­ter’s of­fice was in ful­fil­ment of his campaign prom­ises to the res­i­dents.

He said that, hith­erto, res­i­dents risked their lives cross­ing the Giri-Air­port ex­press­way to at­tend schools in neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties, adding that the school, when com­pleted, would ac­com­mo­date pupils from pri­mary one to three.

He re­called that be­fore the elec­tion, the res­i­dents iden­ti­fied lack of pri­mary school as one of their chal­lenges.

“We felt very bad at that point and prayed God to make it pos­si­ble for us to win,” he said. “So af­ter emerg­ing the win­ner, we felt it is only bet­ter if we ful­fill the prom­ise.”

He said that the project could not be awarded to a con­trac­tor due to the eco­nomic crunch.

“We know we do not have re­sources, that is why we did not award the job to con­trac­tors, we have to pass it to the di­rect labour com­mit­tee. What is im­por­tant is that let us see that a school is raised up here,” he said.

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