Despite N62.4 billion, Abuja community children learn in a terrible environment

Residents of  Doshi in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja are learning under a terrible environment despite the sum of N62.4 billion expended by the Abuja authority on capital projects in the year 2020.

Worse still, apart from the 2020 capital budget allocation, Mr. Muhammad Musa Bello, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, 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 a huge amount has been expanded by FCTA on capital projects, the Doshi community children have continued to learn under a terrible environment.

Doshi community is not an exception, across Area Councils in Abuja, there is a huge number of communities that have no water, 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 a good number of villages that suffer grave infrastructural deficit that need urgent government intervention.

Tracks, a public accountability organization that exposed the terrible nature of the school has since appealed to the Abuja authority to help fix the school.

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