AMAC, NGOs Collaborate On Community-based interventions

By Ruth Oketunde

Abuja, – Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has reiterated his commitment to collaborate with various non-governmental organisations to enhance community based development interventions within the area.

The chairman announced this during a roundtable development partners meeting on Thursday in Abuja.

Candido noted that the meeting, which was first of its kind in the council, was aimed at exploring other ways in which development could reach people at the grassroots.

According to him, support of non-governmental organisations was necessary as sustainable and wide spread development could not be achieved by government alone.

“I want us to view ourselves as different organisations but working towards the same goal.

“Since AMAC is a council for all, irrespective of where you come from, I want us to know that we are working for ourselves.

“We are not after financial aid, all we need is your support to reach out to rural communities by transforming their lives,” he added.

The chairman, however appreciated thenon-governmental organisations interventions on health, education, agriculture, ICT as well as financial empowerment for persons within the council.

He added that the area council would embark on continuous visits and follow ups on such interventions to identify the gaps and provide its quota to touching lives.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that representatives of non-governmental organisations present include Education as a Vaccine, Christian Aid, Centre for Information Technology and Development, Talitha cumi Foundation and West Africa Farmer-to-Farmer, amon others.(NAN)

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