Esu Jikwoyi calls on FG to provide more opportunities to Original Inhabitants of Abuja
The paramount ruler of Jikwoyi, a sub-urb of the Federal Capital Territory, Rev. (Dr.) Bawa Jetta has called of the federal government to give more recognition to the Original Inhabitants of Abuja stressing that, the people are neglected specie.
Dr. Jetta spoke with abujareporters at his palace recently in Abuja where he touched on various issues affecting both indigenes and non-indigenes residing in that axis of the Federal Capital Territory. According to him, the Abuja Municipal Council Area is too large to provide succor to all the residents in the local council. “Our local council is more than three local council areas in some states of the federation. People from outside and within who cannot afford the rent in the metropolis as well as the effect of the demolition exercise carried out by the El-Rufai administration found their ways to Jikwoyi”
He said these and other human factors have made living in the area a nightmare to some people due to the traffic congestion in the area. The paramount ruler also stated that the convergence of all the headquarters of ministries and government agencies in the metropolis has equally not helped matters. He therefore advised the government to as a matter of urgency decongest the location of some of the ministries so that workers living in the outskirts can access their working places with ease.
The Esu attributed the relative peace in his domain to the cooperation of his subjects and the help of God but called on the local council to provide more infrastructure in the areas of good roads, pipe borne water and advise the environmental protection council to seek assistance from the international health services on how to manage environmental pollution as well as dirt control.
While recognizing the good works done by former administrators of the council, he showered encomium on the incumbent whom he said started on a very good note to move the council area forward.