Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) paid an advocacy visit to the Chairman
of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu on Thursday 23 rd
March 2023. The visit was birthed of the abandoned electrification project at Tungan Ashere
community AMAC, FCT which was approved for work by the previous chairman around October
2021, the project began by planting poles in the community but was later abandoned without fixing
the wires and connecting the community to electricity which was the major aim of the project.
The visit had in attendance CITAD programme officer Yesmin Salako, Technical officer Usman Isah,
Tungan Ashere community leader, Youth leader and also women leader for inclusiveness. The
meeting lasted for about thirty (30) minutes at the chairman’s office.
The chairman welcomed the team and requested to know the aim of the visit, Yesmin provided an
overview of CITAD and how it has successfully implemented projects in FCT rural communities one
of which is Tungan Ashere community. The community leader revealed that Tungan Ashere has
never witnessed electricity and were excited when the process started about two years ago,
however it was abandoned just immediately it began. The community members had tried severally
to engage the government but their effort was futile. They hope this visit would reactivate the
process of the electrification project.
Yesmin Salako reiterated that CITAD was glad to have been welcomed by the chairman and hope this
would enhance change and development on power supply in the community.
The chairman said it is sad to note that some areas in the FCT are still living in darkness and
promised that before May 2023 light would be restored in Tungan Ashere.
The meeting ended with a presentation of souvenir on CITAD’s publication and then a group
photograph was taken.

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