The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has assured residents of the FCT that palliatives distribution to Mubushi community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), would be handled officially and professionally in view of the number of cases confirmed.
The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, stated this during an inspection of palliative items meant for Gwarimpa ward in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.
The minister also assured the residents that no part of the territory would be left out, adding that the distribution of the palliatives in Abuja Municipal Area Council has been impressive.
Aliyu also used the occasion to reiterate her early call to residents and beneficiaries of the palliatives to return any food items not fit for human consumption, instead of going to social media platforms to complain.
“We are here at the climax of palliative distribution phase 1, to the six area councils. We are distributing to Gwarimpa today, but not forgetting Mubushi that is prioritized to be handled officially and professionally to ensure that justice is served especially now that it is the epic centre of the infected communities. They are going to handle Mabushi case specially.
“But today, Gwarimpa ward is about the largest estate in the sub-Africa. It is also prioritized putting into consideration the population density and the size to ensure that justice is done. We appeal to residents of Gwarimpa that they obey and abide by the rules.
“Also they should take the instructions of their leaders because we have enough to serve to all the vulnerable members of Gwarimpa community. With us here today are leaders from the Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa communities. Also we have representatives from civil society organisations and youth organisations to support us.
“Abuja Municipal Area Council is already taking the lead and may emerge the winner of this palliatives distribution exercise. However, do not allow the praises to make you relent, but continue to work harder,” Aliyu stated.
The minister revealed that 3000 bags of 5kg rice and 3000 bags of condiments are to be distributed to Gwarinma ward to serve the underserved communities within the ward.
She acknowledged the contributions of civil society organisations, youth groups and other stakeholders leading to the success of the exercise.
Receiving the items on behalf of the council, the vice chairman of the council, Hon. Lawrence Onuchukwu, commended the FCT Administration, particularly the minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, for the transparency in handling the palliatives distribution.
Onuchukwu assured the minister that justice would be served more especially the fact that Gwarimpa ward is home to many prominent Nigerians.
Source: Voice of Nigeria