Residents along the Nnamdi Azikwe airport road has re-echoed the need for government to provide basic amenities especially water to residential areas in that axis.
A Lugbe resident, Mrs Amaka Okechuwuku said that their greatest challenge in the area was accessing portable water. She said they rely majorly on wells and borehole as their sources of water.
A source,who do not want his name in print said the situation calls for urgent attention from the government. He said FCT should not hide under the pretence that the development of the state is in phases.
“Government should make every effort to provide basic amenities like water, electricity and roads, to these places, it is deceitful for the government to continue to hide under the guise that Abuja development has a master plan. We all know that it is has been altered”
A trader, Mr Sani Ibrahim who resides in Amac estate reiterated that they depend majorly on wells and water vendors.
“But with the rains, our water is now coloured. We find it very difficult to use it besides, some of our wells are collapsing due to poor road network and poor drainages” he said.
He pleaded with the FCT water board to come to their rescue, adding that Gwagwalada which is further from the city has water whereas those close to the city have not seen a pipe line in their area.