Written by Austine ELEMUE

Candido warns AMAC officials against confiscating assets

Following the expiration of three years tenure of political office holders, Chariman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Hon. Abdullahi Candido, has cautioned them against carting away assets belonging to the council. 

Candido while admonishing them, reminded that a good name is better than whatever material things they are going to acquire or cart away from the office, either by willful commission or omission. 

He gave the charge last week while addressing stakeholders at a valedictory session of the AMAC Legislative Council, marking the end of its legislative 3 year reign. 

Our correspondent reports that the council was inaugurated on May 23, 2016. 

The AMAC chariman noted that as elected and appointed political officeholders they should carry out self-audit, stressing that one or two assets that belong to the council should be returned. 

"So, it is just a sincere warning that in case you know that even a pin that was taken to your home, try and bring it back to the council because as one who is overseeing this council, I will call for it, of course I will ask for things belonging to the government," Candido stressed. 

The AMAC boss described the legislative arm as an essential ingredient if dividends of democracy must be achieved for people in the council. 

He stated; "In AMAC here, the last three years have been so wonderful and we had a very good time and working relationship. We are celebrating the outcome of this good relationship, which has enabled us to achieve a lot of dividends especially at the grassroots area. 

"After, every three there would an election in the council. I don't regret working with the immediate past councillors, indeed the relationship was superb that is why I appreciated them, and I will miss them." 

Earlier, the Speaker of the AMAC Legislative Council, Mr. Daniel Michael revealed that during the three years tenure of the legislative council, it passed 8 By-law that were assented to by the AMAC chairman. 

He added that it also reviewed and amended 27 AMAC By-law, which were given accelerated passage at the 28th sitting of the legislative council are ready for transmission to the executive for assent. 

He therefore thanked the Candido-led AMAC executive for promoting a strong cordial relationship with the legislative arm, thereby fostering inclusive and rapid development of the council. 

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