Candido lays foundation of Iddo Maji school building
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.