By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – All Progressives Congress chieftains, Mr. Tanko Abari has called on the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Alhaji Mohammed Bello to come to the aid of the six area councils.
Tanko said the bailout is to enable the area councils pay workers’ salaries.
He made the call on Thursday in a ceremony marking the first year anniversary of the administration of Mr. Joseph Shazin as Chairman of the Kwali Area Council.
According to Tanko, the Chairman had in spite of the paucity of funds facing the council, executed many projects, called on the Minister to solicit for bailout from the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
Adding that, “If the governors are given bailout, we are saying the chairmen of the area councils too should be given bailout.
“All civil servants at the end of the month need their salaries to take care of their families.
“We are sending the signal to him. He should ask the acting president to give him a bailout.
“This is the second term of the present chairman, his performance during his first term was more but today the situation has changed.
“When a situation changes, we have to change, if the minister refuses to change, we will force him to change.’’
Tanko listed some of the projects the Chairman have executed to include; the timber market at Bako, cattle market at Yangoji and purchase of two motorcycles for the civil defence corps in Kwali,”.