… Says leaders need wisdom, understanding, protection for successful, good governance
… Reiterates commitment to infrastructural development of AMAC
… Tells residents to be law-abiding, security conscious
The Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has charged residents of the council to pray for unity, peace and prosperity in the midst of socio economic challenges.
Speaking on Sunday, during a church service at ECWA Apo Resettlement, Hon. Maikalangu admonished the residents to pray for leaders in authority for God to grant them understanding, wisdom, protection and success in the affairs of governance.
He said: “I thank God for His faithfulness and grace. Today, my administration has clocked one year in office and we could not have succeeded if not by His mercy and divine grace.
“I am someone that likes to put my trust in God to lead me all through my life. God has been faithful to me and I owe Him all the glory for all I have achieved in politics and private life. Without God, many of us will not be here today, including my humble self, so He deserves all the glory.
“I also wish to appreciate the church, my family and all our supporters who have kept faith with us, despite the challenges and we are still forging ahead. Of a truth, it has not been easy, but, like I said earlier, God has been faithful to us.
“It is my administration’s goal to provide infrastructural development to all the 12 wards of the council. Therefore, the church should pray for the success of my administration and be patient as the dividends of democracy will soon reach every community in the Council.”
He added: “As we are all aware, government works better with the payment of taxes by citizens. Here at AMAC, we have been battling the issue of payment of taxes by business owners and residents. We need revenue to deliver all the democratic dividends we have in mind for the good people of AMAC. I want to use this opportunity to encourage all AMAC residents to continue payment of taxes to official AMAC accounts. There should not be any cash payment to anyone who claims to be representing AMAC.
“Our taskforce have been doing well in apprehending illegal revenue collectors. I want to assure you that very soon, we will block all revenue leakages so that the good people of AMAC can have good roads, electricity, schools, potable water, among others. Above all, we need your support for this administration to succeed. Always be law abiding and security conscious and together, we will take AMAC to greater heights.”
It would be recalled that activities marking the Maikalangu’s one year in office commenced last week with a World Press Conference and will continue with commissioning and supervision of projects in all the 12 electoral wards of the council and other events in the coming weeks.
Also, many residents of the council have expressed happiness with the projects being executed by the hardworking Chairman in different communities across the council, including construction of rural roads, rural electrification, construction of classroom blocks, provision of potable water, among other interventions.