Bwari communities hail Buhari over anti-flood and road rehabilitation projects
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Residents of Dutse Sagwari community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory have commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for its efforts at ensuring the overall wellbeing of Nigerians irrespective of their socio –economic status, political or religious inclination.
The residents commended the government at the commissioning of the gully erosion and road rehabilitation works at Dutse Sagwari Layout, Bwari Area Council executed by the Ecological Fund Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, a statement from the office of FCT minister said on Wednesday.
They said the commissioning was an indication that the President was committed to development at the grassroots level.
Speaking on behalf of the residents of the area, Vice Chairman of the Dutse Sagwari Layout Community Association, Engineer Ben Ginikanwa, commended the Federal Government for coming to their aid in their efforts to control flooding that had bedeviled the community for a long time.
He said residents of the community would continue to support government projects aimed at alleviating all forms of hardship encountered by the people. He, however, enjoined government to also ensure water supply to the area as well.
Commissioning the project, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello who represented President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards the provision of much needed infrastructure to communities across Nigeria.
He also called on residents to hold their elected officials accountable at all times for the overall development of their communities, adding that governance was a collective responsibility.
He said: “It is your duty to ask from your elected officials; what are they doing for you? What have they done for you? It is very important. If you don’t do that, the country will never be great”. He emphasized that it was pockets of works like the gully erosion repairs and road rehabilitation projects being commissioned “that gradually, incrementally will make our country great”.
Earlier, while commissioning erosion control works at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) Abuja, the President, urged beneficiaries of the project to claim ownership of them and ensure their proper maintenance.
Also speaking during an interview at the event, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the FCT, Alhaji Abdulmalik Usman expressed joy at the commissioned projects, saying that they will go a long way in checking erosion in the benefitting communities.
He added that the inclusion of the projects in the long list of projects being executed by the Ecological Fund Office was indicative of the premium President Muhammadu Buhari places on infrastructural development in the FCT, commending the President for his concern for the people.