From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The residents of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have expressed dismay over lack of social amenities, saying many communities within the council’s area are in shabby condition.
They stated this during a Press Conference/ Town Hall Meeting, which had in attendance representatives from each community of the council in Kaduna yesterday.
The residents tasked the Interim Chairman of the Council, Hajia Hadiza Ladi Yahuza to provide dividends of democracy to the people.
While in her response, the council boss promised that their will be no shortchanging of the council’s residents while delivering Community Development Charter (CDC) projects to them.
Speaking on the recent infractions concerning the CDC projects in the local government, specifically the alleged projects reportedly jettisoned for the ones not initially captured in the state’s budget of 2019, Yahuza says: “we would never dump or convert any people’s oriented projects voted in 2019 budget and replacing them with a pedestrian bridge as claimed or speculated by the Councilors.”
According to the council boss, “with the support of the state government, Chikun Local Government has provided some laudable infrastructures and people’s oriented projects within the period under her administration.
“Within 200 days in office as Chairman of Local Government Council Executive, i have been able to provide over 20 road projects which cuts across different wards under the Local Government.
“We’ve also provided Electrification and Women Empowerment Projects in many areas within the rural and urban centres of the Local Government, to improve living standards.
“For purpose of clarity, some of the locations of these road construction projects in Chikun Local Government Area includes; Janruwa Junction/Ungwan Boro,
Kujama, kankumi and Ungwan Yelwa Communities respectively.
“The electrification and empowerment project took place in area like Rido, Nasarawa, Kakau, Narayi, Kujama, Kamazou, U/Laka and Kankumi respectively.”
While challenging the participants to verify the aforementioned projects themselves, the council chairperson said due to “human errors and imperfections, we might have left out one or two areas that are key and important to the survival of our people; however, we hope to make amends as we progresses and overcome those challenges in the course of life.”
She appealed to Chikun residents to exercise patience and always feel free to notify the where the attention is needed as she delivers to them.