Written by Sarah NEGEDU

ACSS moves to end chieftaincy tussles in FCT

As part of measure to stimulate grassroots development across the six area councils of the FCT, Area Council Service Secretariat, ACSS, said it is looking at amicably resolving all Chieftaincy tussles in the territory.

Information emanating from the office of ACSS Acting Secretary, Mrs. Omolola Olanipekun, said several interventions had been initiated to address all naughty Chieftaincy issues that have hampered progress in the affected communities.

Olanipekun, who noted that peaceful co-existence amongst all residents was essential to socio-economic development, said “The Department of Chieftaincy and Community Development had successfully intervened in the resolution of the community conflicts in the following communities across the six Area Councils.”

According to her, several communities across the six Area Councils have benefited from the intervention programme aimed at restoring peace and healing relationships.

She said some of the communities where chieftaincy tussles have been amicably resolved are Tunga Maje in Gwagwalada Area Council, Kubwa in Bwari Area Council and Kunchigoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council.

On the prevalence of insecurity in some of the Area Councils, she revealed that the Secretariat was working with security agencies and other stakeholders to end the worrisome cases of kidnapping in the affected Area Councils.

The Acting Secretary further noted that the Consultative meeting recently held  with the Permanent Secretary and the traditional rulers on how to proffer solution to end kidnapping of the residents of FCT was already yielding some positive results.

Also, she vowed to tackle the disturbing and poor environmental sanitation in all the Area Councils.

“We have Carried out meetings to collectively discuss on the existing Sanitation Models (Area Councils & Markets) earlier adopted by the Area Councils and the Secretariat to review Models and to find an effective ways of implementation,” Olanipekun added.

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