Mr. Chukuma Eze, a resident of Junior Staff Quarters, said that the area had suffered bad state of roads and epileptic power supply for decades. If this is done it will eventually aid decongestion in the city centres and highbrow areas.”, However, the coordinator, Satellite Town Development Department (STDD), Hon Ishiaku Tanko Yamawo told LEADERSHIP Sunday that the. He narrated that despite the harsh realities of life occasioned by the acute lack of basic amenities, the area also has a high rate of crimes ranging from cultism and armed robbery. Abuja city is run by the Abuja Municipal Area Council. Added to this is the absence of regular electricity supply to the area. Another resident of the area, Eugene Useni told LEADERSHIP Sunday that though the government ought to provide basic social amenities to its citizens, the reverse is the case as residents struggle and sometimes pay extra for these services. Nigeria (Municipal Area Council, FCT): Current local time in & Next time change in Abuja, Time Zone Africa/Lagos (UTC+1). Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) since its creation in 1976 has grown tremendously in all dimensions, possessing one of the best The residents, who spoke with LEADERSHIP Sunday said that most major roads in the council had been abandoned for over 30-years, since the Shehu Shagari Administration. According to them, the dilapidated roads and epileptic power supply had hindered economic and social activities to strive in the area. Useni said that the residents have to trek some distance due to the refusal of Okada riders to ply the road once it rains. We have no good road, clean water nor steady power supply. An Okada rider, Shefiu Mohammed said he does not like to ply the Byazhin across road, because the road is muddy and full of gallops. Similarly, in Gwagwa community of AMAC, residents are confronted daily by bad road and poor drainage, systems in the area. has remained untarred and dusty.

And this is an area that is under AMAC. In Kurudu town, heaps of refuse are common site on the streets. They also have the challenge of inaccessible roads into residential areas, as well as poor electricity supply. LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered that one of the reasons for the creation of the satellite towns is to facilitate development in the rural areas of the territory. You begin to wonder if at all they are going to do anything about it. Yamawo explained that he has personally visited the satellite towns, in the six area councils, shortly after he assumed office, where he met with political and traditional leaders to know their challenges and their priorities in developing the areas. These include, Kusaki/Yanga, Kuje, Rubochi, Anagada, Dobi, Gwagwalada, Zuba, Dei-Dei, Karshi, Gosa, Karu, Nyanya, Kubwa, Bwari, Abaji, Kwali, among others. Name Status Population Census 1991-11-26 Population Census 2006-03-21 Population Projection 2016-03-21; Federal Capital Territory (Abuja): Territory: 371,674: 1,406,239 He lamented that the worse is the hike in transport fare to Kubwa town where they move to the city centre for their daily life affairs. Many businesses here have folded up due to this problem, because it is not every business that can afford the use of generators.”, The situation is also not different in some communities in Abuja municipal Area Council (AMAC). “Some people have even moved out of Lugbe because of the bad roads. The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) was created on the 1st October 1984, Located on the eastern wing of … We are appealing to the authorities to come to our aid, they should provide electricity and get the roads rehabilitated to ease our sufferings.”. A journey that ought to take maybe 20 minutes into the area will be almost 45 minutes to an hour. Recently some residents of Junior Staff Quarters, Kuje and all other major areas of the council, lamented over the deplorable state of roads and epileptic power supply in their areas. Again, a resident Byazhin town in Kubwa town of Bwari area council, Joyce Oreva decrying the lack of basic social amenities in the area, adding that the government has forgotten about their welfare. Even some communities in Kuje enjoy power supply more than us in this area.”. Municipal Area Council from Mapcarta, the free map. Luck Alhassan, who runs a barber’s shop said he uses generator to carry out his business but pays for the cables so that he will not be disconnected. In Bwari town some residents decry hiking  by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for blackout and poor water supply among others. This is because if the facilities we are building in the satellite towns are not being sustained by the residents, then all what we are dong would be in vain. We buy drinking water from ‘Mai ruwa’ and now we live in fear of crisis due to chieftaincy between the Gbagyi and Hausa community, “ he said. “We are also experiencing epileptic power supply in the area and the sound of generator every night poses a lot of discomfort in the neighborhood. Amokwa called on the relevant agencies to prevail on the AEDC to stop the harassment and ensure that the issues causing unrest within the area are resolved for businesses to revive.

The Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC has disbanded its taskforce on traffic control following complaints by members of the public on the excesses of the team.