Residents of the Federal Capital Territory have been urged to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages and erecting structures on waterways to avert flooding
The Senator Representing the FCT Senator Philip Aduda gave the advice during the Inauguration of a bridge and Chairman’s official residence in Bwari Abuja.
Tokolo the community where the bridge was Inaugurated like other communities in the area council had been without access roads and connecting bridges for years which prompted the intervention by the Chairman of Bwari Area and the FCT Community and Social Development Programme CSDP, to construct the bridge.
Senator Aduda lauded the initiative and promised to collaborate with CSDP to execute more projects in the territory.
While calling on the FCT administration to intervene in the rehabilitation of roads in the FCT, Senator Aduda cautioned residents on erecting structures against building codes and plans.
Member representating AMAC/BWARI in the House of Representives, Mr Micah Jiba promised to support similar projects that have direct impact on the people.
On his part, the Chairman Bwari Area Council Mr John Gabaya who commended his predecessor Mr Musa Dikko for building the Chairman’s official residence said the present administration completed a primary healthcare centre in Tokolo and the bridge connecting the community to others as well as the official residence.
He pledged to ensure the completion of other ongoing projects in the area.
The General Manager FCT CSDP Dr Shaibu Adamu who explained that the bridge is a Word Bank assisted project, said about seventeen million was spent for construction.
Dr Adamu also added that the CSDP only supported the project with ninety percent while the community contributed ten percent.