AMAC boss tasks traditional rulers on cooperation
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.