AMAC boss tasks tra­di­tional rulers on co­op­er­a­tion

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The Chair­man of the Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC), Ab­dul­lahi Adamu Can­dido, has urged tra­di­tional rulers to co­op­er­ate with the coun­cil in al­le­vi­at­ing the plights of the res­i­dents.

Can­dido spoke when he led the coun­cil’s leg­is­la­tors and other ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers to Tudun Wada, where some peo­ple were elec­tro­cuted last week.

Three peo­ple died and six were in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

He said the com­mu­nity’s tra­di­tional ruler, Muham­madu Us­man, didn’t in­form the govern­ment about the in­ci­dent in time, adding that he might be sanc­tioned for the neg­li­gence.

“We are go­ing to hold you peo­ple (tra­di­tional lead­ers) re­spon­si­ble for not mak­ing it known to the govern­ment on time,” he said. “And be­cause this govern­ment is very re­spon­sive to peo­ple’s feel­ings and plight, we will not take it lightly.”

He said he vis­ited to know what hap­pened and who paid the med­i­cal bills of the in­jured res­i­dents.

The com­mu­nity head, Muham­madu Us­man, said he could not in­form the coun­cil boss about the in­ci­dent be­cause he was away from the com­mu­nity when it hap­pened but that he re­ported to the district head.

The Act­ing Area Man­ager of AEDC, Lugbe Area Of­fice, En­gi­neer Ab­dul­mu­minu Bashir, said in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent was on­go­ing.

He said the AEDC paid the hos­pi­tal bills of three of the in­jured res­i­dents.

He blamed the in­ci­dent on the type of struc­tures in the com­mu­nity, ex­plain­ing that they lacked sec­ondary pro­tec­tion de­vices.

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