Abuja communities residents risk wooden bridge accessing their homes

Residents of Pandagi and Nanda communities in Abaji area of Abuja the Nigerian capital city are at risk of grave casualties as the only access road to their area is a wooden bridge.

Pandagi and Nanda communities in Abaji area of Abuja risk dying using wooden bridge as the only means of accessing their homes despite N64.4 billion spent by Abuja authority on capital projects in the year 2020.

Apart from the 2020 capital budget allocation, Mr. Muhammad Musa Bello, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said his  administration is to spend the sum of N45, 527, 118,338 in its 2021 National Priority Capital projects.

He made this known while presenting the FCT 2021 National Capital Budget to the Senate Committee on the FCT.

This is even as the figure falls below the N62.4 billion budgeted in 2020 for capital project appropriations.

Although huge amount has been expanded by FCTA on capital projects, the people of Pandagi and Nanda communities in Abaji are yet to feel the impact.

Pandagi and Nanda communities are not exception, across Area Councils in Abuja, there are huge number of communities that have no access roads, hospitals, schools and other basic infrastructure.

Out of the Six Area Councils in Abuja, besides the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), other Area Councils have good number of villages that suffer grave infrastructural deficit that need urgent government intervention.

Tracks, a public accountability organisation that exposed the decay in the communities, has since appealed to the Abuja authority to help fix the road.

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