EndSARS: AMAC officials, stakeholders continue to push for peace
The officials of Abuja Municipal Area Council, (AMAC) continues to seek solutions to the ongoning violence that has degenerated to looting and destroying of properties within the Council. The officials held a stakeholders discussion with representatives of religious, women and youth leaders on Monday in the Council's Secretariate.
The focus of the meeting was to find strategies that can be used to douse the crises and proffer solutions on the way forward for the residents in the Council.
Recall that last week Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido held a meeting with community chiefs where he charged them to hold talks with their people to stand down and allow the government opportunity to implement the demand made by the protesters.
Candido, who was represented by his Vice, Hon. Lawrence Onuchukwu, stated that with the current situation of things people must engage relevant people as well as go closer to God in prayers especially the religious leaders.
In addition he said, as leaders there is the need to engage key stakeholders on the wayforward when things are no more going well, adding that involving the opinion leaders was to identify areas that have to be reappraised.
"What is happening in Nigeria or in Abuja is not good, no sincere person in AMAC will say he or she is happy, but we will continue to liase with stakeholders especially religious leaders to tackle the challenges.
"Let us continue to make our people understand that we have no other country to call our own except Nigeria, those causing the problem are not real Nigerians, they have dual citizenship. But for us in AMAC we have no where to go", he stressed.
Contributing, the Director, Youth Education and Women Development, FCT Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. David Amos called on the political Office holders to deliver the desired services to the people .
The clergyman described the incessant looting of warehouses as criminal, calling on the youth to steer clear of the act.
Also speaking is the Chief Imam Area 10 Juma'at Mosque, Yahaya Garba Yolawi, who represented FCT Imams, made case for adequate security at all levels.
The Imam urged the council officials to always carry the people along in taking decisions that have direct impact on the people.
Others that attended the meeting include representatives of students, market women, indigenous student representative.