“A Man does not build or plant a tree for himself; He does so for Posterity.”
Having beamed our lens of scrutiny on Public office holders, we the fifth realm of the estate, has found worthy of mention the Executive Chairmam of Abuja Municipal Area Council. Hon. Abdullahi Adamu as the Civil Society Icon of the Month of January.
In a country like ours, where public office holders basks in the euphoria their position brings, to scheme and mishandle funds, neglect duties delegated to them and chose mediocrity as a starting and ending point, Hon. Abdullahi Candido after a detailed independent assessment, choose to stand different as he during his first four years in office, has done tremendously well and achieved great feat worthy of resounding applause and due exposure.
The report under-listed have been confirmed by the Executives and members of Civil Society Group for Good Governance after an independent evaluation and assessment.
Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido born 1968 in Jiwa Emirate is a charismatic and visionary leader, who started his early education in L.E.A Primary School Jiwa before proceeding to the Niger Baptist College Minna for his Secondary Education. Hon. Abdullahi Adamu attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the University of Maiduguri.
Candido, who assumed office in May 2016, has achieved great feats in improving the revenue of the area council and wellbeing of his people, in spite of the dwindling economic situation in the country. PIN particularly noted that the AMAC chairman is much focused and will, no doubt, bring honour and glory to local government administration in the country, given his cognate experience as a former staff of AMAC.
1. EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
Completion of Primary School at Azhata, A block of 3 classrooms at Iddo Maji, Block of 3 classrooms with headmasters office at MakanimaVillage-Ongoing, Iddo Maji,Kuyami Village-Guiward, Wasa, supply of primary school desks, fencing of primary school at Dape, Idu, Comprehensive Rural Electrification at UngwanGwari, Karshi, Installation in Toge Gui ward, IddoSarki-Gui ward, Kuchibeyidna,Kapwa, Pyakasa, Tungan Madaki Kpai-Kpai. Jiwa Pipe Line Street, Installation of 800Kva standby generator at Area 1 shopping complex, water scheme at Gosa Health Centre, Gwagwa, Kaba in Gwagwa ward, KuruduVillage, Karshi Town Hall Karshi ward, KaroMajigi, Utako village, Orozo health centre Orozoward, Sheretti, Waru, Kabusu Ward International Institute of Journalism, Jahi, Tungan Madaki, GuiVillage etc, construction of comprehensive primary health care at Karo-Majigi, Health centre at Mabushi, Health centre at Garki village-ongoing, Health Centre Toge-ongoing, Galadimawa health centre-ongoing, Health centre at Kpwaduma- ongoing, Health centre at ungwan HausawaNyanya-Ongoing, Health centre at Durumi-ongoing. Rehabilitation of Township road at Gwagwa, Iddo-Sarki, Jiwa Phase II, Construction of Karu FHA road, Construction of Asphalt Gwagwa Jiwa road, Construction of JiwaTownship road, and Construction of Jiwa Dei-deiroad amongst others which time might not allow us to mention.
2. EMPOWERNMENT & JOB CREATION;
Construction and fencing of a community Town Hall at Karshi, Construction and fencing of a Skill Acquisition centre at Jiwa, Fencing of Town Hall at Karshi, Karshi ward- completed, Construction of Skills Acquisition Centre at Shereti Kabusa Ward (On-Going), Donation of Relief Materials at KaruOrphanage under the Candidi Care Initiative, Construction of Jiwa Townhall-Jiwa- Ongoing, Distribution of Wheel Chairs to Physically Challenged Persons, Upgarding of Utako Market- Ongoing, Nyanya Motor park Development-PPP-ongoing, Nyanya Motor Park Development-PPP- ongoing, Lugbe Relocation Market Extention- Ongoing, Lugbe Relocation Market Extention- Ongoing, Upgrading of Apo A-F market development-PPP-ongoing, upgrading of GwagwaMarket-ongoing, Establishment of AMAC Micro-Finance Bank, Establishment of AMAC Community Radio Station-Ongoing, Upgrading of KarshI Market Karshi-Ongoing, Upgrading of Karshi Market Karshi, Fencing of Karshi Market, Construction of Aco-Hitek Commercial Plaza, Sabon Lugbe, Renovation of Karmo Abattoir Floor Jiwa Ward, Ongoing, Construction of VertinaryClinic Garki Resettlement, Apo, completed, Purchase of Grader, Construction of Drainage at Karmo Abattoir, Jiwa Ward- Ongoing, Purchase of 4 tractors for public hiring services.
Procurement of Legislative 18 Seater Bus, Procurement of Utility Vehicle for AMAC Legislative Arm, Procurement of AMAC Marsha Vehicle, Procurement of AMAC Marshal Vehicles, Procurement of Utility Vehicles, Provision of AMAC marshal guards etc.
4. ECOLOGICAL PROJECTS FACILITATED BY THE COUNCIL UNDER HIS WATCH;
Construction of Box Culvert at Lugbe FHA, Rehabilitation of Kurudu Relocation Market Road, Construction of Culvert Kurudu, Construction of Road at Karu Abattoir Road, Construction of Double Cell Box Culvert at Jiwa Tsoho, Construction of Kurudu Township Road, Construction of Women Centre Road GarkiResettlement Road, Construction of KarshiTownship Road, Construction of Road Projects at Kurudu, Control of Flood at Kurudu Township Road, StonE-Pitching canal at Jiwa Gwagwa Road, Constructuion of Project at Karshi, Construction of Lugbe FHA Road B, Construction of Bridge at Saburi and many other achievements too numerous to mention.
As advocate for good governance and leadership, we celebrate Hon. Abdullahi Candido for using his office to affect humanity positively, We therefore urge other public office holders to emulate the steps of this great man and be the best to their office, society and country at large.