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Abaji chief appeals for bridge

A pickup van crosses a wooden bridge which link Nanda-Panadagi communities in Abaji Area Council.

The Village Head of Nanda in Agyana/Pandagi Ward of Abaji Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Thomas Tukuruku, has appealed to the authorities of the council to construct a bridge across a stream in the area.

Tukuruku told Daily Trust that lack of a bridge across the stream had cut his people off from neigbouring villages.

He said he mobilised his subjects to raise funds and engaged a timber operator who constructed a wooden bridge across the stream to enable his people have access to some of the neigbouring communities.

He further said farmers in the community suffered losses while transporting crops to the market, noting that the construction of a standard bridge across the stream would reduce the suffering of the people of the community.

The chief also lamented lack of potable water, saying the two motorised boreholes that supplied water for the community had broken down and that residents trekked long distances to streams to fetch water.

Reacting, the Chairman of Abaji, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, said the council had already captured the construction of the bridge in its 2021 budget, adding that he would direct the works department of the council to visit the community to assess the cost for the repairs of the boreholes.