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  •  Dr Peter Maigari the Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC FCT Command has disassociated the corps from the alleged interference with the election results of Feb 12 chairmanship election of AMAC Maigari made the denial when he paid a courtesy call on the Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Mr Zakka Maikalangu on Thursday in Abuja He was reacting to the allegations against NSCDC officer Samuel Balogun as one of the security personnel suspected to be involved in the production of electoral results different from that of INEC which the Tribunal relied on for its judgment It will be recalled that the FCT Election Tribunal recently passed judgment against the incumbent AMAC chairman in favour of the APC AMAC chairmanship candidate Murtala Karshi in the FCT area council chairmanship election The FCT NSCDC boss said that the corps was not aware of involvement of its personnel in the electoral process and Tribunal procedure According to him as far as election security is concerned the Nigeria Police is the lead agency going by the Constitution and provisions of the INEC Act To be candid with you if not two days ago I as the Commandant of the NSCDC FCT Command never heard of any of these things Thank God that you were able to fish out the officer to be from the headquarters so I may not have known if there was any communication between them and the headquarters which the headquarters did not communicate to me So as far as election issues are concerned I cannot prosecute electoral issues except the police A Civil Defence staff who spoke there is on his own and I m sure the Commandant General is not aware of this So I will address the issue with Commandant General It is not in our character to malign what we do is to correct the things we have said My aim of being here today is to synergies with you Even before the Tribunal ruling you saw the letter congratulating you That is to tell you that I was not privy to any because if there was something I won t congratulate you All the six area councils chairmen I wrote and signed the letters myself I m here to discuss with you and to put across to you some of our assistance as our host As you can see you are the one who has most of the critical national assets and infrastructure Maigari who said that AMAC was the seat of power in the country added that everything that should happen to Nigeria the best should be in the council That alone should encourage and spur people to do the right thing So I m calling on you to please as I will reel out my request based on various submissions and those you can assist us to do please assist us to do them Security is not just an individual affair it is everyone I used to tell people one of the things we are still not able to understand is the issue of security We are not taking it seriously Ealier the AMAC boss assured the NSCDC in FCT that the council would synergise to make sure that AMAC is safe NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC denies alleged interference with AMAC election result
     Dr Peter Maigari the Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC FCT Command has disassociated the corps from the alleged interference with the election results of Feb 12 chairmanship election of AMAC Maigari made the denial when he paid a courtesy call on the Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Mr Zakka Maikalangu on Thursday in Abuja He was reacting to the allegations against NSCDC officer Samuel Balogun as one of the security personnel suspected to be involved in the production of electoral results different from that of INEC which the Tribunal relied on for its judgment It will be recalled that the FCT Election Tribunal recently passed judgment against the incumbent AMAC chairman in favour of the APC AMAC chairmanship candidate Murtala Karshi in the FCT area council chairmanship election The FCT NSCDC boss said that the corps was not aware of involvement of its personnel in the electoral process and Tribunal procedure According to him as far as election security is concerned the Nigeria Police is the lead agency going by the Constitution and provisions of the INEC Act To be candid with you if not two days ago I as the Commandant of the NSCDC FCT Command never heard of any of these things Thank God that you were able to fish out the officer to be from the headquarters so I may not have known if there was any communication between them and the headquarters which the headquarters did not communicate to me So as far as election issues are concerned I cannot prosecute electoral issues except the police A Civil Defence staff who spoke there is on his own and I m sure the Commandant General is not aware of this So I will address the issue with Commandant General It is not in our character to malign what we do is to correct the things we have said My aim of being here today is to synergies with you Even before the Tribunal ruling you saw the letter congratulating you That is to tell you that I was not privy to any because if there was something I won t congratulate you All the six area councils chairmen I wrote and signed the letters myself I m here to discuss with you and to put across to you some of our assistance as our host As you can see you are the one who has most of the critical national assets and infrastructure Maigari who said that AMAC was the seat of power in the country added that everything that should happen to Nigeria the best should be in the council That alone should encourage and spur people to do the right thing So I m calling on you to please as I will reel out my request based on various submissions and those you can assist us to do please assist us to do them Security is not just an individual affair it is everyone I used to tell people one of the things we are still not able to understand is the issue of security We are not taking it seriously Ealier the AMAC boss assured the NSCDC in FCT that the council would synergise to make sure that AMAC is safe NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC denies alleged interference with AMAC election result
    General news3 months ago

    NSCDC denies alleged interference with AMAC election result

    Dr Peter Maigari, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), FCT Command, has disassociated the corps from the alleged interference with the election results of Feb. 12, chairmanship election of AMAC.

    Maigari made the denial, when he paid a courtesy call on the Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Zakka Maikalangu, on Thursday in Abuja.

    He was reacting to the allegations against NSCDC officer, Samuel Balogun as one of the security personnel suspected to be involved in the production of electoral results, different from that of INEC, which the Tribunal relied on for its judgment.

    It will be recalled that the FCT Election Tribunal recently passed judgment against the incumbent AMAC chairman in favour of the APC AMAC chairmanship candidate, Murtala Karshi in the FCT area council chairmanship election.

    The FCT NSCDC boss said that the corps was not aware of   involvement of its personnel in the electoral process and Tribunal procedure.

    According to him, as far as election security is concerned, the Nigeria Police is the lead agency, going by the Constitution and provisions of the INEC Act. “To be candid with you, if not two days ago, I as the Commandant of the NSCDC, FCT Command, never heard  of any of these things.

    “Thank God that you were able to fish out the officer to be from the headquarters, so I may not have known if there was any communication between them and the headquarters, which the headquarters did not communicate to me.

    “So, as far as election issues are concerned, I cannot prosecute electoral issues except the police.

    A Civil Defence staff, who spoke there is on his own, and I’m sure the Commandant General is not aware of this.

    “So, I will address the issue with Commandant General.

    It is not in our character to malign, what we do is to correct the things we have said.

    “My aim of being here today is to synergies with you.

    Even before the Tribunal ruling, you saw the letter congratulating you.

    “That is to tell you that I was not privy to any because if there was something, I won’t congratulate you.

    All the six area councils’ chairmen, I wrote and signed the letters myself.

    “I’m here to discuss with you and to put across to you some of our assistance as our host.

    As you can see you are the one who has most of the critical national assets and infrastructure.

    ’’ Maigari, who said that AMAC was the seat of power in the country, added that everything that should happen to Nigeria, the best should be in the council.

    “That alone should encourage and spur people to do the right thing.

    So, I’m calling on you to please, as I will reel out my request based on various submissions, and those you can assist us to do, please assist us to do them.

    “Security is not just an individual affair, it is everyone.

    I used to tell people, one of the things we are still not able to understand is the issue of security.

    We are not taking it seriously.

    ” Ealier, the AMAC boss, assured the NSCDC in FCT that the council would synergise to make sure that “AMAC is safe’’.


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  •  Mrs Abiodun Essiet a former Special Adviser to the Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC is among 25 dynamic leaders considered as pioneers of the Open Government Leadership Collaborative OGLC an official of the group has said Mr Sanjay Pradhan Chief Executive Officer Open Government Partnership OGP said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday According to him the group of leaders will become Africa s and Middle East s pioneers for the OGLC He said Open Government Leadership Collaborative is designed to build a refreshed and ever growing coalition of open government leaders spearheading transformative reforms and advancing the open government movement He explained that their roles would be to shape the future of the initiative and fashion ways of how it could be broadened and deepened over time He also said thst the Essiet choice was indicated in her role in promoting open government partnership with its citizens in AMAC Essiet in collaboration with some civil society organisations ensured that the 2022 approved AMAC budget captured priority projects listed by the communities themselves he said in the statement AMAC became the third government institution in Nigeria to join the OGP global platform to build an all inclusive governance An all inclusive governance includes allowing women marginal groups vulnerable people to contribute to the development of the council www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s Abiodun Essiet becomes pioneer, Open Government Leadership Collaborative
     Mrs Abiodun Essiet a former Special Adviser to the Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC is among 25 dynamic leaders considered as pioneers of the Open Government Leadership Collaborative OGLC an official of the group has said Mr Sanjay Pradhan Chief Executive Officer Open Government Partnership OGP said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday According to him the group of leaders will become Africa s and Middle East s pioneers for the OGLC He said Open Government Leadership Collaborative is designed to build a refreshed and ever growing coalition of open government leaders spearheading transformative reforms and advancing the open government movement He explained that their roles would be to shape the future of the initiative and fashion ways of how it could be broadened and deepened over time He also said thst the Essiet choice was indicated in her role in promoting open government partnership with its citizens in AMAC Essiet in collaboration with some civil society organisations ensured that the 2022 approved AMAC budget captured priority projects listed by the communities themselves he said in the statement AMAC became the third government institution in Nigeria to join the OGP global platform to build an all inclusive governance An all inclusive governance includes allowing women marginal groups vulnerable people to contribute to the development of the council www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria’s Abiodun Essiet becomes pioneer, Open Government Leadership Collaborative
    General news3 months ago

    Nigeria’s Abiodun Essiet becomes pioneer, Open Government Leadership Collaborative

    Mrs Abiodun Essiet, a former Special Adviser to the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), is among 25 dynamic leaders considered as pioneers of the Open Government Leadership Collaborative (OGLC), an official of the group has said.

    Mr Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership (OGP), said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.

    According to him, the group of leaders will become Africa’s and Middle East’s pioneers for the OGLC.

    He said “Open Government Leadership Collaborative is designed to build a refreshed and ever-growing coalition of open government leaders spearheading transformative reforms and advancing the open government movement”.

    He explained that their roles would be to shape the future of the initiative and fashion ways of how it could be broadened and deepened over time.

    He also said thst the Essiet choice was indicated in her role in promoting open government partnership with its citizens in AMAC.

    “Essiet, in collaboration with some civil society organisations, ensured that the 2022 approved AMAC budget captured priority projects listed by the communities themselves,” he said in the statement.

    AMAC became the third government institution in Nigeria to join the OGP global platform to build an all inclusive governance.

    An all-inclusive governance includes allowing women, marginal groups, vulnerable people to contribute to the development of the council.

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  •  The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ FCT council has promised to partner with the Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC to sensitise citizens to their obligation for growth and development of the council The Chairman Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche said this when he led executive members of the council on a solidarity visit to the chairman of AMAC Mr Christopher Maikalangu Ogbeche said that Maikalangu s election was a demand for citizens engagement good governance and the respect for the rule of law The challenge of administering AMAC is enormous open defecation is still a huge challenge and there is need for concerted efforts to stem this tide Environmental and security challenges remain widespread our people in the rural areas face enormous water health and infrastructural poverty Therefore the task before you is by no means an easy one It is in this wise that I assure you of the willingness of the NUJ to partner with your good office to create awareness and embark on advocacy on the citizens obligation in our quest for growth and development he said Ogbeche urged the chairman to find ways to plug the loopholes of waste corruption and misappropriation to overcome the challenge in revenue generation The chairman said that the council was also abreast of the recent developments in the judiciary purporting the removal of the AMAC from office We remain persuaded that your election owes it to the desire of Nigerians and residents of AMAC to have a government that is responsive responsible and citizen centered The residents and citizens of AMAC want an administration that can meet their quest for development he said Ogbeche said that the council frowns at the attempt to remove him from office The NUJ FCT as the umbrella body of all practicing journalists in the FCT frowns seriously at the attempt to hijack the constitutional will of the people to freely elect their leaders It is in this regard that we state that your purported removal from office by the FCT Election Tribunal is a miscarriage of justice which should not be allowed to stand he said Responding Maikalangu said that the tribunal would not distract him from delivering on his campaign mandate adding that he is well aware of the challenges in the council The chairman commended the Independent National Election Commission INEC for delivering a free and affair election but appealed to the NUJ to query the judgment of the FCT Election Tribunal nannnews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NUJ FCT council partners AMAC on citizens’ obligation advocacy
     The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ FCT council has promised to partner with the Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC to sensitise citizens to their obligation for growth and development of the council The Chairman Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche said this when he led executive members of the council on a solidarity visit to the chairman of AMAC Mr Christopher Maikalangu Ogbeche said that Maikalangu s election was a demand for citizens engagement good governance and the respect for the rule of law The challenge of administering AMAC is enormous open defecation is still a huge challenge and there is need for concerted efforts to stem this tide Environmental and security challenges remain widespread our people in the rural areas face enormous water health and infrastructural poverty Therefore the task before you is by no means an easy one It is in this wise that I assure you of the willingness of the NUJ to partner with your good office to create awareness and embark on advocacy on the citizens obligation in our quest for growth and development he said Ogbeche urged the chairman to find ways to plug the loopholes of waste corruption and misappropriation to overcome the challenge in revenue generation The chairman said that the council was also abreast of the recent developments in the judiciary purporting the removal of the AMAC from office We remain persuaded that your election owes it to the desire of Nigerians and residents of AMAC to have a government that is responsive responsible and citizen centered The residents and citizens of AMAC want an administration that can meet their quest for development he said Ogbeche said that the council frowns at the attempt to remove him from office The NUJ FCT as the umbrella body of all practicing journalists in the FCT frowns seriously at the attempt to hijack the constitutional will of the people to freely elect their leaders It is in this regard that we state that your purported removal from office by the FCT Election Tribunal is a miscarriage of justice which should not be allowed to stand he said Responding Maikalangu said that the tribunal would not distract him from delivering on his campaign mandate adding that he is well aware of the challenges in the council The chairman commended the Independent National Election Commission INEC for delivering a free and affair election but appealed to the NUJ to query the judgment of the FCT Election Tribunal nannnews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NUJ FCT council partners AMAC on citizens’ obligation advocacy
    General news3 months ago

    NUJ FCT council partners AMAC on citizens’ obligation advocacy

    The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT council, has promised to partner with the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), to sensitise citizens to their obligation for growth and development of the council.

    The Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche said this when he led executive members of the council on a solidarity visit to the chairman of AMAC, Mr Christopher Maikalangu.

    Ogbeche said that Maikalangu’s election was a demand for citizens’ engagement, good governance and the respect for the rule of law.

    “The challenge of administering AMAC is enormous, open defecation is still a huge challenge and there is need for concerted efforts to stem this tide.

    “Environmental and security challenges remain widespread, our people in the rural areas face enormous water, health and infrastructural poverty.

    Therefore, the task before you is by no means an easy one.

    “It is in this wise that I assure you of the willingness of the NUJ to partner with your good office to create awareness and embark on advocacy on the citizens’ obligation in our quest for growth and development,’’ he said.

    Ogbeche urged the chairman to find ways to plug the loopholes of waste, corruption and misappropriation to overcome the challenge in revenue generation.

    The chairman said that the council was also abreast of the recent developments in the judiciary, purporting the removal of the AMAC from office.

    ”We remain persuaded that your election owes it to the desire of Nigerians and residents of AMAC to have a government that is responsive, responsible and citizen-centered.

    ”The residents and citizens of AMAC want an administration that can meet their quest for development, ”he said.

    Ogbeche said that the council frowns at the attempt to remove him from office.

    ” The NUJ FCT as the umbrella body of all practicing journalists in the FCT, frowns seriously at the attempt to hijack the constitutional will of the people to freely elect their leaders.

    ”It is in this regard that we state that your purported removal from office by the FCT Election Tribunal is a miscarriage of justice which should not be allowed to stand,” he said Responding, Maikalangu said that the tribunal would not distract him from delivering on his campaign mandate, adding that he is  well aware  of the challenges in the council.

    The chairman commended the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) for delivering a free and affair election, but appealed to the NUJ to query the judgment of the FCT Election Tribunal.

    nannnews.


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  •  Mr Christopher Maikalangu the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC says he will appeal the FCT Election Tribunal judgment nullifying his emergence as winner of the Feb 12 area council elections In a statement issued in Abuja he called on his supporters to remain calm for the needful to be done The statement jointly signed by Ephraim Audu and Kingsley Madaki his Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant on Media was issued on Friday night in Abuja Following the judgment at the FCT election tribunal the leadership of Abuja Municipal Area Council has renounced the judgment that was passed in favour of the All Progressive Congress APC The chairman therefore called on his supporters to remain calm and not take laws into their hands as his legal team had already appealed the matter at a competent court The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maikalangu of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP was declared winner of Feb 12 AMAC chairmanship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC He polled 19 302 votes to defeat Murtala Usman of the All Progressives Congress APC who scored 13 240 votes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCT Tribunal judgment: We will appeal, says AMAC chairman
     Mr Christopher Maikalangu the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC says he will appeal the FCT Election Tribunal judgment nullifying his emergence as winner of the Feb 12 area council elections In a statement issued in Abuja he called on his supporters to remain calm for the needful to be done The statement jointly signed by Ephraim Audu and Kingsley Madaki his Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant on Media was issued on Friday night in Abuja Following the judgment at the FCT election tribunal the leadership of Abuja Municipal Area Council has renounced the judgment that was passed in favour of the All Progressive Congress APC The chairman therefore called on his supporters to remain calm and not take laws into their hands as his legal team had already appealed the matter at a competent court The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maikalangu of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP was declared winner of Feb 12 AMAC chairmanship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC He polled 19 302 votes to defeat Murtala Usman of the All Progressives Congress APC who scored 13 240 votes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCT Tribunal judgment: We will appeal, says AMAC chairman
    General news4 months ago

    FCT Tribunal judgment: We will appeal, says AMAC chairman

    Mr Christopher Maikalangu, the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), says he will appeal the FCT Election Tribunal judgment nullifying his emergence as winner of the Feb. 12 area council elections.

    In a statement issued in Abuja, he called on his supporters to remain calm for the needful to be done.

    The statement, jointly signed by Ephraim Audu and Kingsley Madaki, his Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant on Media was issued on Friday night in Abuja.

    “Following the judgment at the FCT election tribunal, the leadership of Abuja Municipal Area Council has renounced the judgment that was passed in favour of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

    The chairman therefore, called on his supporters to remain calm and not take laws into their hands as his legal team had already appealed the matter at a competent court.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maikalangu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was declared winner of Feb. 12 AMAC chairmanship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    He polled 19,302 votes to defeat Murtala Usman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 13,240 votes.


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  •  The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative Open Government Partnership OGP a multilateral initiative has commended the Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC for operating citizen centric administration Mr Sanjay Pradhan OGP s Chief Executive Officer gave the commendation when he led members of a delegation to the area council Pradhan said the OGP is aimed at building trust in government by ensuring that government activities are transparent to citizens He also said that the citizens must be allowed to shape and oversee activities that affect them Pradhan added that OGP was results oriented as it would encourage the citizens to do their part by paying their taxes It is clear from this that you are committed to transparency accountability fighting corruption and I really salute you for that because that is the spirit of OGP He said the concepts of good governance and citizen centric administration are intimately connected In his remarks Mr Christopher Maikalangu Chairman AMAC appreciated the group for the visit He assured of his administration s commitment to focus on OGP in order to build a strong institution devoid of corruption The chairman said that he had since carried out a comprehensive audit of all the financial activities of the technical partners with the council on the revenue generation sector This is to make an appraisal and recommendations that would promote best practices in the sector This is in our efforts to attune to the focus of OGP which is to build a strong institution devoid of corruption What is in the pipeline is the digitisation of all revenue generation and collection activities We shall unveil this in no distant time in a bid to revamp performances of all revenue heads he said Earlier Mrs Abiodun Essiet OGP s Focal Person in AMAC said that the area council was committed to promoting fiscal openness in its engagement with clients According to her this would improve services manage public resources promote innovation create a safer community and improve citizens participation in governance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and sub national governments This is to promote open government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance NAN also reports that Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC became a member of Open Government Partnership OGP in 2020 AMAC was the first local government in Nigeria to become a member of OGP NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group lauds AMAC for operating ‘citizen-centric’ administration
     The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative Open Government Partnership OGP a multilateral initiative has commended the Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC for operating citizen centric administration Mr Sanjay Pradhan OGP s Chief Executive Officer gave the commendation when he led members of a delegation to the area council Pradhan said the OGP is aimed at building trust in government by ensuring that government activities are transparent to citizens He also said that the citizens must be allowed to shape and oversee activities that affect them Pradhan added that OGP was results oriented as it would encourage the citizens to do their part by paying their taxes It is clear from this that you are committed to transparency accountability fighting corruption and I really salute you for that because that is the spirit of OGP He said the concepts of good governance and citizen centric administration are intimately connected In his remarks Mr Christopher Maikalangu Chairman AMAC appreciated the group for the visit He assured of his administration s commitment to focus on OGP in order to build a strong institution devoid of corruption The chairman said that he had since carried out a comprehensive audit of all the financial activities of the technical partners with the council on the revenue generation sector This is to make an appraisal and recommendations that would promote best practices in the sector This is in our efforts to attune to the focus of OGP which is to build a strong institution devoid of corruption What is in the pipeline is the digitisation of all revenue generation and collection activities We shall unveil this in no distant time in a bid to revamp performances of all revenue heads he said Earlier Mrs Abiodun Essiet OGP s Focal Person in AMAC said that the area council was committed to promoting fiscal openness in its engagement with clients According to her this would improve services manage public resources promote innovation create a safer community and improve citizens participation in governance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and sub national governments This is to promote open government empower citizens fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance NAN also reports that Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC became a member of Open Government Partnership OGP in 2020 AMAC was the first local government in Nigeria to become a member of OGP NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group lauds AMAC for operating ‘citizen-centric’ administration
    General news4 months ago

    Group lauds AMAC for operating ‘citizen-centric’ administration

    The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative   Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative, has commended the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), for operating ‘citizen-centric’ administration.

    Mr Sanjay Pradhan, OGP’s Chief Executive Officer, gave the commendation when he led members of a delegation to the area council.

    Pradhan said the OGP is aimed at building trust in government by ensuring that government activities are transparent to citizens.

    He also said that the citizens must be allowed to shape and oversee activities that affect them.

    Pradhan added that OGP was results-oriented, as it would encourage the citizens to do their part by paying their taxes.

    “It is clear from this that you are committed to transparency, accountability, fighting corruption and I really salute you for that because that is the spirit of OGP.

    He said the concepts of good governance and citizen centric administration are intimately connected.

    In his remarks, Mr Christopher Maikalangu, Chairman, AMAC, appreciated the group for the visit.

    He assured of his administration’s commitment to focus on OGP, in order to build a strong institution devoid of corruption.

    The chairman said that he had since carried out a comprehensive audit of all the financial activities of the technical partners with the council on the revenue generation sector.

    “This is to make an appraisal and recommendations that would promote best practices in the sector.

    ”This is in our efforts to attune to the focus of OGP which is to build a strong institution devoid of corruption.

    “What is in the pipeline is the digitisation of all revenue generation and collection activities.

    ”We shall unveil this, in no distant time, in a bid to revamp performances of all revenue heads,” he said.

    Earlier, Mrs Abiodun Essiet, OGP’s Focal Person in AMAC, said that the area council was committed to promoting fiscal openness in its engagement with clients.

    According to her, this would improve services, manage public resources, promote innovation, create a safer community and improve citizens participation in governance.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and sub-national governments.

    This is to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

    NAN also reports that Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) became a member of Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2020.

    AMAC was the first local government in Nigeria to become a member of OGP.

    .

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Bolt bringsRide hailing platform Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney My Permanent Voter Registration Journey an initiative to ease the registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card The initiative which began in 2021 was established as part of the company s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship The Country Manager Bolt Oludele Dare stated this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos Dare said that Bolt identified mobility challenges Nigerians face which have encouraged voter apathy He said it had therefore set out to aid the public in overcoming the obstacles as the electoral dates draw nearer Dare said two key challenges identified by Bolt were lack of awareness of nearest Permanent Voters Card registration locations and inadequate transport opportunities in Nigeria s biggest cities Dare said that Bolt had come with the offering of a 50 discount to 24 Independent National Electoral Commission INEC local government offices in Lagos and Abuja to solve the challenges He said that the app would automatically apply the 50 discount to the ride as users choose any of the selected locations as their destination When we launched the MyPVCJourney last year it was a mega success with our microsite receiving over 16 000 pledges by Nigerians who commenced their PVC process As the electoral process begins its final stretch we understand our responsibility as the leading ride hailing platform to partner with Nigerians and assist them as best as we can in becoming active citizens This initiative is just one of the many ways we continue to commit to developing the socio political and economic landscape in Nigeria To bolster the initiative and voter participation Bolt will be reactivating its MyPVCJourney microsite where users can learn more about voting in Nigeria he said The selected locations applicable for the discounts in Abuja include Near Women Centre off Abaji Toto Road Abaji Action Area Layout Secretariat Road opposite High Court Bwari and No 10 Olusegun Obasanjo Way Area 10 Garki Others are Plot 32 Obana Motel Road Federal Low Cost Housing Estate Gwagwalada AMAC Beside Magistrate Court Karu Beside FCMB Bank Plot 33A Sauka Extention Kuje and KDA 301 Phase II Unity Bank Road Kwali Also in Lagos areas applicable for discounts include 20 Arigbanla Street Orile Agege Ajeromi Ifelodun Temidire Street by Tolu Police Station Ajegunle Alimosho LCDA Secretariat Idimu Road Ikotun and First Gate by First Avenue FESTAC Town Amuwo Odofin They also include Km 15 Lekki Epe Expressway Igbo Efon Eti Osa Ibeju Lekki Lekki Free Trade Zone Road before Akodo General Hospital Orofun Orimedu Ijaye 6 Bamgboye Street Alagbado 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way Ikeja and No 1 TOS Benson Road GRA Ikorodu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bolt brings back PVC support initiative
      Bolt bringsRide hailing platform Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney My Permanent Voter Registration Journey an initiative to ease the registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card The initiative which began in 2021 was established as part of the company s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship The Country Manager Bolt Oludele Dare stated this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos Dare said that Bolt identified mobility challenges Nigerians face which have encouraged voter apathy He said it had therefore set out to aid the public in overcoming the obstacles as the electoral dates draw nearer Dare said two key challenges identified by Bolt were lack of awareness of nearest Permanent Voters Card registration locations and inadequate transport opportunities in Nigeria s biggest cities Dare said that Bolt had come with the offering of a 50 discount to 24 Independent National Electoral Commission INEC local government offices in Lagos and Abuja to solve the challenges He said that the app would automatically apply the 50 discount to the ride as users choose any of the selected locations as their destination When we launched the MyPVCJourney last year it was a mega success with our microsite receiving over 16 000 pledges by Nigerians who commenced their PVC process As the electoral process begins its final stretch we understand our responsibility as the leading ride hailing platform to partner with Nigerians and assist them as best as we can in becoming active citizens This initiative is just one of the many ways we continue to commit to developing the socio political and economic landscape in Nigeria To bolster the initiative and voter participation Bolt will be reactivating its MyPVCJourney microsite where users can learn more about voting in Nigeria he said The selected locations applicable for the discounts in Abuja include Near Women Centre off Abaji Toto Road Abaji Action Area Layout Secretariat Road opposite High Court Bwari and No 10 Olusegun Obasanjo Way Area 10 Garki Others are Plot 32 Obana Motel Road Federal Low Cost Housing Estate Gwagwalada AMAC Beside Magistrate Court Karu Beside FCMB Bank Plot 33A Sauka Extention Kuje and KDA 301 Phase II Unity Bank Road Kwali Also in Lagos areas applicable for discounts include 20 Arigbanla Street Orile Agege Ajeromi Ifelodun Temidire Street by Tolu Police Station Ajegunle Alimosho LCDA Secretariat Idimu Road Ikotun and First Gate by First Avenue FESTAC Town Amuwo Odofin They also include Km 15 Lekki Epe Expressway Igbo Efon Eti Osa Ibeju Lekki Lekki Free Trade Zone Road before Akodo General Hospital Orofun Orimedu Ijaye 6 Bamgboye Street Alagbado 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way Ikeja and No 1 TOS Benson Road GRA Ikorodu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bolt brings back PVC support initiative
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    Bolt brings back PVC support initiative

    Bolt bringsRide-hailing platform, Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney (My Permanent Voter Registration Journey), an initiative to ease the registration and collection of Permanent Voter Card.

    The initiative which began in 2021 was established as part of the company’s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship.

    The Country Manager, Bolt, Oludele Dare stated this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

    Dare said that Bolt identified mobility challenges Nigerians face which have encouraged voter apathy.

    He said it had, therefore, set out to aid the public in overcoming the obstacles as the electoral dates draw nearer.

    Dare said two key challenges identified by Bolt were lack of awareness of nearest Permanent Voters Card registration locations and inadequate transport opportunities in Nigeria’s biggest cities.

    Dare said that Bolt had come with the offering of a 50% discount to 24 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) local government offices in Lagos and Abuja to solve the challenges.

    He said that the app would automatically apply the 50% discount to the ride as users choose any of the selected locations as their destination “When we launched the MyPVCJourney last year, it was a mega success with our microsite receiving over 16,000 pledges by Nigerians who commenced their PVC process.

    “As the electoral process begins its final stretch, we understand our responsibility as the leading ride-hailing platform to partner with Nigerians and assist them as best as we can in becoming active citizens.

    “This initiative is just one of the many ways we continue to commit to developing the socio-political and economic landscape in Nigeria.

    “To bolster the initiative and voter participation, Bolt will be reactivating its #MyPVCJourney microsite where users can learn more about voting in Nigeria,”he said.

    The selected locations applicable for the discounts in Abuja include Near Women Centre, off Abaji-Toto Road, Abaji; Action Area Layout, Secretariat Road (opposite High Court), Bwari and No 10 Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Area 10, Garki.

    Others are Plot 32, Obana Motel Road, Federal Low-Cost Housing Estate, Gwagwalada; AMAC Beside Magistrate Court, Karu; Beside FCMB Bank, Plot 33A, Sauka Extention, Kuje and KDA 301, Phase II, Unity Bank Road, Kwali.

    Also in Lagos, areas applicable for discounts include 20 Arigbanla Street, Orile Agege; Ajeromi-Ifelodun Temidire Street (by Tolu Police Station), Ajegunle; Alimosho LCDA Secretariat, Idimu Road, Ikotun and First Gate (by First Avenue), FESTAC Town, Amuwo-Odofin.

    They also include Km 15, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Igbo Efon, Eti-Osa; Ibeju-Lekki Lekki Free Trade Zone Road (before Akodo General Hospital), Orofun-Orimedu; Ijaye 6 Bamgboye Street, Alagbado; 2 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja and No. 1 TOS Benson Road, GRA, Ikorodu.

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  •  Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday launched its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan SEACAP to address the issues of climate change and its associated impacts Mr Christopher Maikalangu Chairman AMAC said it was important to build climate resilience anticipate climate risks and hazards and ensure that low emissions that would foster development were encouraged Climate Change is evident all around us The changing climate which is different from what we had 10 years to 20 years ago is affecting the way we live Climate hazards such as floods droughts excessive rainfall increasing temperatures have increased in frequencies and intensities in many African cities and directly or indirectly impacted us all According to the 2021 third assessment report of the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change the frequency and intensity of drought seems to have already worsened in some parts of Africa Due to this people who earn their livelihood from agriculture are not able to cultivate their crops when there is a flood or need to find alternative means of irrigation when there is a drought Another concern is the access to energy in Africa Currently just over 40 per cent of the African population has access to electricity and about 17 per cent have access to clean cooking Access to energy is crucial for ensuring quality health and education are available to the population for creating economic and employment opportunities which also address inequality and for increasing access to clean water and creating better cities he said In his remarks the immediate past chairman of AMAC Mr Abdullahi Candido said that it was important to carry everyone along when addressing issues surrounding climate and energy needs Candido called on the new administration in the area council to provide political backing that is needed to carry out the different actions prioritised for each of the SEACAP projects The poor are at a greater disadvantage as they are often the ones living on flood plains because they cannot afford better homes outside flood prone areas or cannot afford electricity or clean and modern cooking fuels Indigenous people women and children and our senior citizens should also not be left out and whatever development plans are being taken should try to cater as much as possible to these vulnerable groups he said Earlier Mrs Abiodun Essiet Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa CoM SSA Focal Person and a special adviser to the immediate past chairman of AMAC added that the action plan would last for eight years This launch is the outcome of what we have been doing for the past one and half years and with this we have an eight year plan as a local government to address the issue of climate change energy access and other things Part of the things we do is to empower the staff of AMAC to be able to implement this project we have also trained some of the staff who will be implementing this project she said Ms Venessa Vovor Programme Coordinator CoM SSA Nigeria congratulated the area council for developing an action plan that would tackle the effects of climate change As CoM SSA we are very proud of the works and actions being taken by AMAC and we are congratulating them officials now on this work We are supporting AMAC in the development of further urban infrastructure project So the launch of this plan is the beginning of a journey where we will actively continue to support them with the development of actions and we will be providing them with the necessary technical assistance she said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AMAC is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa CoM SSA initiative It is a global alliance of municipal councils or local governments in Sub Saharan Africa committed to taking voluntary action to combat climate change and providing sustainable energy access CoM SSA is an initiative funded by the European Union and co implemented by GIZ NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Climate Change: AMAC launches SEACAP project
     Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday launched its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan SEACAP to address the issues of climate change and its associated impacts Mr Christopher Maikalangu Chairman AMAC said it was important to build climate resilience anticipate climate risks and hazards and ensure that low emissions that would foster development were encouraged Climate Change is evident all around us The changing climate which is different from what we had 10 years to 20 years ago is affecting the way we live Climate hazards such as floods droughts excessive rainfall increasing temperatures have increased in frequencies and intensities in many African cities and directly or indirectly impacted us all According to the 2021 third assessment report of the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change the frequency and intensity of drought seems to have already worsened in some parts of Africa Due to this people who earn their livelihood from agriculture are not able to cultivate their crops when there is a flood or need to find alternative means of irrigation when there is a drought Another concern is the access to energy in Africa Currently just over 40 per cent of the African population has access to electricity and about 17 per cent have access to clean cooking Access to energy is crucial for ensuring quality health and education are available to the population for creating economic and employment opportunities which also address inequality and for increasing access to clean water and creating better cities he said In his remarks the immediate past chairman of AMAC Mr Abdullahi Candido said that it was important to carry everyone along when addressing issues surrounding climate and energy needs Candido called on the new administration in the area council to provide political backing that is needed to carry out the different actions prioritised for each of the SEACAP projects The poor are at a greater disadvantage as they are often the ones living on flood plains because they cannot afford better homes outside flood prone areas or cannot afford electricity or clean and modern cooking fuels Indigenous people women and children and our senior citizens should also not be left out and whatever development plans are being taken should try to cater as much as possible to these vulnerable groups he said Earlier Mrs Abiodun Essiet Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa CoM SSA Focal Person and a special adviser to the immediate past chairman of AMAC added that the action plan would last for eight years This launch is the outcome of what we have been doing for the past one and half years and with this we have an eight year plan as a local government to address the issue of climate change energy access and other things Part of the things we do is to empower the staff of AMAC to be able to implement this project we have also trained some of the staff who will be implementing this project she said Ms Venessa Vovor Programme Coordinator CoM SSA Nigeria congratulated the area council for developing an action plan that would tackle the effects of climate change As CoM SSA we are very proud of the works and actions being taken by AMAC and we are congratulating them officials now on this work We are supporting AMAC in the development of further urban infrastructure project So the launch of this plan is the beginning of a journey where we will actively continue to support them with the development of actions and we will be providing them with the necessary technical assistance she said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AMAC is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa CoM SSA initiative It is a global alliance of municipal councils or local governments in Sub Saharan Africa committed to taking voluntary action to combat climate change and providing sustainable energy access CoM SSA is an initiative funded by the European Union and co implemented by GIZ NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Climate Change: AMAC launches SEACAP project
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    Climate Change: AMAC launches SEACAP project

    Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday launched its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) to address the issues of climate change and its associated impacts.
    Mr Christopher Maikalangu, Chairman, AMAC, said it was important to build climate resilience, anticipate climate risks and hazards and ensure that low emissions that would foster development were encouraged.
    “Climate Change is evident all around us. The changing climate, which is different from what we had 10 years to 20 years ago is affecting the way we live.
    “Climate hazards such as floods, droughts, excessive rainfall, increasing temperatures, have increased in frequencies and intensities in many African cities and directly or indirectly impacted us all.
    “According to the 2021 third assessment report of the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the frequency and intensity of drought seems to have already worsened in some parts of Africa.
    “Due to this, people who earn their livelihood from agriculture are not able to cultivate their crops when there is a flood or need to find alternative means of irrigation when there is a drought.
    “Another concern is the access to energy in Africa. Currently just over 40 per cent of the African population has access to electricity and about 17 per cent have access to clean cooking.
    “Access to energy is crucial for ensuring quality health and education are available to the population, for creating economic and employment opportunities which also address inequality and for increasing access to clean water and creating better cities,” he said.
    In his remarks, the immediate past chairman of AMAC, Mr Abdullahi Candido, said that it was important to carry everyone along, when addressing issues surrounding climate and energy needs.
    Candido called on the new administration in the area council to provide political backing that is needed to carry out the different actions prioritised for each of the SEACAP projects.
    “The poor are at a greater disadvantage, as they are often the ones living on flood plains because they cannot afford better homes outside flood-prone areas or cannot afford electricity or clean and modern cooking fuels.
    “Indigenous people, women and children and our senior citizens should also not be left out and whatever development plans are being taken should try to cater as much as possible to these vulnerable groups,” he said.
    Earlier, Mrs Abiodun Essiet, Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) Focal Person and a special adviser to the immediate past chairman of AMAC added that the action plan would last for eight years.
    “This launch is the outcome of what we have been doing for the past one and half years and, with this, we have an eight-year plan as a local government to address the issue of climate change, energy access and other things.
    “Part of the things we do is to empower the staff of AMAC to be able to implement this project; we have also trained some of the staff who will be implementing this project,” she said.
    Ms Venessa Vovor, Programme Coordinator, CoM SSA, Nigeria, congratulated the area council for developing an action plan that would tackle the effects of climate change.
    “As CoM SSA, we are very proud of the works and actions being taken by AMAC and we are congratulating them (officials) now on this work.
    “We are supporting AMAC in the development of further urban infrastructure project.
    “So the launch of this plan is the beginning of a journey where we will actively continue to support them with the development of actions and we will be providing them with the necessary technical assistance,” she said.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that AMAC is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors Sub Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative.
    It is a global alliance of municipal councils or local governments in Sub-Saharan Africa committed to taking voluntary action to combat climate change and providing sustainable energy access.
    CoM SSA is an initiative funded by the European Union and co-implemented by GIZ.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Hon Christopher Maikalangu has promised to pay all outstanding liabilities owned to contractors who have completed various contracts awarded by the immediate past administration of the council Mr Kingsley Madaki Senior Special Assistant Media and Public Affairs to AMAC Chairman in a statement on Monday in Abuja said Maikalangu gave the assurance while addressing aggrieved contractors yet to be paid for jobs executed for the past administration The chairman who appealed to the contractors to exercise patience however disclosed that despite the challenges of funding the administration had paid one month salary owned by past administration Maikalangu who attributed the delay in payments to dwindling Internal Revenue Generation IGR and expected funds from the Federal Government expressed optimism that the contractors would be paid as soon as possible It will be unfair for your money to be tied down somewhere for number of years As you all know this is a new administration I resumed office on the June 14 So I felt that we should invite all the contractors owned by the previous administration to know ourselves You have worked for the council and you deserve your payment I want you to have it at the back of your mind that very soon we will call you on a proper inspection of all the projects you said you have have completed We are going to focus on projects that have reached 100 per cent completion Let the truth be told we may not pay all Don t expect us to perform magic because all the necessary findings must be done before any payment Most of the debts are traced to 2016 to 2019 Government is a continuum we want to assure you that we will gradually pay it The AMAC boss disclosed that the council was making serious efforts to get the expected funds from the Federal Government We will also ensure that we scale up our Internal Revenue Generation IGR to enable us offset our liabilities I want to assure you that all our contractors will be paid soon he said While thanking the chairman on his promises to offset the debt owned by the previous administration Mr Bello Shafiw the Managing Director of Christal Love and Tina Nigeria Ltd said the audience given by the new council chairman was a huge step in the right direction With this kind of chairman in the leadership of the council the residents should be rest assured that things will work well for good We didn t expect you to call us or have any interest in paying a debt he didn t acquire Most of us have lost hope since but with this assurance we have gotten here today our hope is revived already Some of us are being owed for years after the completion of jobs We have been asking and nobody answered us but thank God for the answer we have gotten from this present administration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AMAC Chairman promises to pay outstanding liabilities owned 50 contractors
     The Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Hon Christopher Maikalangu has promised to pay all outstanding liabilities owned to contractors who have completed various contracts awarded by the immediate past administration of the council Mr Kingsley Madaki Senior Special Assistant Media and Public Affairs to AMAC Chairman in a statement on Monday in Abuja said Maikalangu gave the assurance while addressing aggrieved contractors yet to be paid for jobs executed for the past administration The chairman who appealed to the contractors to exercise patience however disclosed that despite the challenges of funding the administration had paid one month salary owned by past administration Maikalangu who attributed the delay in payments to dwindling Internal Revenue Generation IGR and expected funds from the Federal Government expressed optimism that the contractors would be paid as soon as possible It will be unfair for your money to be tied down somewhere for number of years As you all know this is a new administration I resumed office on the June 14 So I felt that we should invite all the contractors owned by the previous administration to know ourselves You have worked for the council and you deserve your payment I want you to have it at the back of your mind that very soon we will call you on a proper inspection of all the projects you said you have have completed We are going to focus on projects that have reached 100 per cent completion Let the truth be told we may not pay all Don t expect us to perform magic because all the necessary findings must be done before any payment Most of the debts are traced to 2016 to 2019 Government is a continuum we want to assure you that we will gradually pay it The AMAC boss disclosed that the council was making serious efforts to get the expected funds from the Federal Government We will also ensure that we scale up our Internal Revenue Generation IGR to enable us offset our liabilities I want to assure you that all our contractors will be paid soon he said While thanking the chairman on his promises to offset the debt owned by the previous administration Mr Bello Shafiw the Managing Director of Christal Love and Tina Nigeria Ltd said the audience given by the new council chairman was a huge step in the right direction With this kind of chairman in the leadership of the council the residents should be rest assured that things will work well for good We didn t expect you to call us or have any interest in paying a debt he didn t acquire Most of us have lost hope since but with this assurance we have gotten here today our hope is revived already Some of us are being owed for years after the completion of jobs We have been asking and nobody answered us but thank God for the answer we have gotten from this present administration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AMAC Chairman promises to pay outstanding liabilities owned 50 contractors
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    AMAC Chairman promises to pay outstanding liabilities owned 50 contractors

    The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Maikalangu has promised to pay all outstanding liabilities owned to contractors who have completed various contracts awarded by the immediate past administration of the council.

    Mr Kingsley Madaki, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs to AMAC Chairman, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said Maikalangu, gave the assurance while addressing aggrieved contractors yet to be paid for jobs executed for the past administration.

    The chairman, who appealed to the contractors to exercise patience, however, disclosed that despite the challenges of funding, the administration had paid one month salary owned by past administration.

    Maikalangu, who attributed the delay in payments to dwindling Internal Revenue Generation (IGR) and expected funds from the Federal Government, expressed optimism that the contractors would be paid as soon as possible.

    ” It will be unfair for your money to be tied down somewhere for number of years. As you all know, this is a new administration. I resumed office on the June 14.

    ” So, I felt that we should invite all the contractors owned by the previous administration to know ourselves. You have worked for the council and you deserve your payment.

    “I want you to have it at the back of your mind that very soon, we will call you on a proper inspection of all the projects you said you have have completed. We are going to focus on projects that have reached 100 per cent completion.

    “Let the truth be told, we may not pay all. Don’t expect us to perform magic, because all the necessary findings must be done before any payment.

    “Most of the debts are traced to 2016 to 2019. Government is a continuum, we want to assure you that we will gradually pay it.”

    The AMAC boss disclosed that the council was making serious efforts to get the expected funds from the Federal Government.

    ” We will also ensure that we scale up our Internal Revenue Generation (IGR) to enable us offset our liabilities. I want to assure you that all our contractors will be paid soon,” he said.

    While thanking the chairman on his promises to offset the debt owned by the previous administration, Mr Bello Shafiw, the Managing Director of Christal Love and Tina Nigeria Ltd., said the audience given by the new council chairman was a huge step in the right direction.

    “With this kind of chairman in the leadership of the council, the residents should be rest assured that things will work well for good.

    “We didn’t expect you to call us or have any interest in paying a debt he didn’t acquire. Most of us have lost hope since, but with this assurance we have gotten here today, our hope is revived already.

    “Some of us are being owed for years after the completion of jobs. We have been asking and nobody answered us but thank God for the answer we have gotten from this present administration.”

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  •  Mr Abdullahi Candido immediate past chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC says he foresees a voting shift pattern in the forthcoming 2023 general elections He said this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja This is the only time I am seeing Nigerians asking for more time to get their voters card without being sensitised on the need to get their permanent voters card That is a revolution though a peaceful one because Nigerians seems to be concerned now That is why I am scared for the two big political parties in the country now because the electorates are ready to change things I will like to advice my party to be mindful of what the people want let people make their choices and defend it though not through violence he said The former council boss also advised the new administration in AMAC to build a united and tolerant area council To the new administration in AMAC I want to advice them to build on the unity of people strengthen it and do better than my tenure So that this area council will be able to compete with some states in the country I also want to advice Nigerians in general to be united tolerant and do things that will promote a peaceful nation he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I foresee shift in voting pattern in 2023 – Former AMAC Chairman
     Mr Abdullahi Candido immediate past chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC says he foresees a voting shift pattern in the forthcoming 2023 general elections He said this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja This is the only time I am seeing Nigerians asking for more time to get their voters card without being sensitised on the need to get their permanent voters card That is a revolution though a peaceful one because Nigerians seems to be concerned now That is why I am scared for the two big political parties in the country now because the electorates are ready to change things I will like to advice my party to be mindful of what the people want let people make their choices and defend it though not through violence he said The former council boss also advised the new administration in AMAC to build a united and tolerant area council To the new administration in AMAC I want to advice them to build on the unity of people strengthen it and do better than my tenure So that this area council will be able to compete with some states in the country I also want to advice Nigerians in general to be united tolerant and do things that will promote a peaceful nation he added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I foresee shift in voting pattern in 2023 – Former AMAC Chairman
    General news5 months ago

    I foresee shift in voting pattern in 2023 – Former AMAC Chairman

    Mr Abdullahi Candido, immediate past chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), says he foresees a voting shift pattern in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

    He said this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

    “This is the only time I am seeing Nigerians asking for more time to get their voters card, without being sensitised on the need to get their permanent voters card.

    “That is a revolution, though a peaceful one because Nigerians seems to be concerned now.

    “That is why I am scared for the two big political parties in the country now, because the electorates are ready to change things.

    “I will like to advice my party to be mindful of what the people want, let people make their choices and defend it, though not through violence,” he said.

    The former council boss also advised the new administration in AMAC to build a united and tolerant area council.

    “To the new administration in AMAC, I want to advice them to build on the unity of people, strengthen it and do better than my tenure.

    “So that this area council will be able to compete with some states in the country.

    “I also want to advice Nigerians in general to be united, tolerant and do things that will promote a peaceful nation,” he added.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The new Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Mr Christopher Zakka has called on the councillors to work with unity and have a common purpose of bringing dividends of democracy to the people Zakka gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the councillors representing the 12 wards in the council The new chairman and councillors of the six Area Council were elected on Feb 12 Zakka said it was important for the councillors to work with his administration for the development of the area council As you take the oath of office today it is important to know that we must deliver on our programmes and promises to the people There must be unity understanding and we must work together with a common purpose of giving our best I am appealing to each of us to put aside the differences in our political platforms as we owe it a duty to uplift Abuja Municipal Area Council We must endeavour to succeed as we cannot afford to fail he said In his hand over speech the outgoing chairman of the area council Mr Abdullahi Candido while congratulating the chairman urged him to uphold the council s institutions established during his tenure Candido who was represented by the Director of Administration AMAC Mr Atahiru Ibrahim called on all technocrats as well civil servants in the area council to work with the incoming administration Though we are leaving we like to assure you that we are by the door to quickly come in whenever our advice is needed Part of what we are leaving behind as our most important contribution towards the growth and development of the council are our legacy institutional projects They include AMAC Investment and Property Development Company AMAC Microfinance Bank AMAC Marshal AMAC Community Radio and the AMAC Centre which is still under construction he said Source NAN
    We must remain united, AMAC boss counsels counsellors
     The new Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Mr Christopher Zakka has called on the councillors to work with unity and have a common purpose of bringing dividends of democracy to the people Zakka gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the councillors representing the 12 wards in the council The new chairman and councillors of the six Area Council were elected on Feb 12 Zakka said it was important for the councillors to work with his administration for the development of the area council As you take the oath of office today it is important to know that we must deliver on our programmes and promises to the people There must be unity understanding and we must work together with a common purpose of giving our best I am appealing to each of us to put aside the differences in our political platforms as we owe it a duty to uplift Abuja Municipal Area Council We must endeavour to succeed as we cannot afford to fail he said In his hand over speech the outgoing chairman of the area council Mr Abdullahi Candido while congratulating the chairman urged him to uphold the council s institutions established during his tenure Candido who was represented by the Director of Administration AMAC Mr Atahiru Ibrahim called on all technocrats as well civil servants in the area council to work with the incoming administration Though we are leaving we like to assure you that we are by the door to quickly come in whenever our advice is needed Part of what we are leaving behind as our most important contribution towards the growth and development of the council are our legacy institutional projects They include AMAC Investment and Property Development Company AMAC Microfinance Bank AMAC Marshal AMAC Community Radio and the AMAC Centre which is still under construction he said Source NAN
    We must remain united, AMAC boss counsels counsellors
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    We must remain united, AMAC boss counsels counsellors

    The new Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Christopher Zakka, has called on the councillors to work with unity and have a common purpose of bringing dividends of democracy to the people.

    Zakka gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the councillors representing the 12 wards in the council.

    The new chairman and councillors of the six Area Council were elected on Feb. 12.

    Zakka said it was important for the councillors to work with his administration for the development of the area council.

    “As you take the oath of office today, it is important to know that we must deliver on our programmes and promises to the people.

    “There must be unity, understanding and we must work together with a common purpose of giving our best.

    “I am appealing to each of us to put aside the differences in our political platforms as we owe it a duty to uplift Abuja Municipal Area Council.

    “We must endeavour to succeed as we cannot afford to fail,” he said.

    In his hand over speech, the outgoing chairman of the area council, Mr Abdullahi Candido, while congratulating the chairman, urged him to uphold the council’s institutions established during his tenure.

    Candido, who was represented by the Director of Administration, AMAC, Mr Atahiru Ibrahim, called on all technocrats as well civil servants in the area council to work with the incoming administration.

    “Though we are leaving, we like to assure you that we are by the door, to quickly come in whenever our advice is needed.

    “Part of what we are leaving behind as our most important contribution towards the growth and development of the council are our legacy institutional projects.

    “They include AMAC Investment and Property Development Company, AMAC Microfinance Bank, AMAC Marshal, AMAC Community Radio and the AMAC Centre which is still under construction,” he said.

    Source: NAN

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