AMAC Chairman Seeks Partnership From Spirited Institutions On Social Infrastructures

AMAC Chairman Seeks Partnership From Spirited Institutions On Social Infrastructures

By Blessing Otobong-Gabriel

 The Abuja Municipal Area Council Chairman, Hon Christopher Zakka Maikalangu has called on missions, multinational corporations, individuals and spirited non-governmental organizations to consider local Councils across the country in the discharge of their corporate social responsibility to augment the rising educational and social needs of citizens given the fact that government alone cannot cater for  the diverse needs of the grassroots people.

Maikalangu made the call shortly after he met with the Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador David Neives Velasquez Caraballor in Abuja.

 Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, Ephraim Audu said in a statement that the chairman who Spoke to the Ambassador in his office during  courtesy call in Abuja, stressed that he was at the embassy to further deepen the practice of democracy and democratic practice among them just as it is expected to cement the existing mutually beneficial ties between Venezuela and the Council.

He appealed to the Venezuelan embassy to make special provisions for the indigent and indigenous members of the Area Council in its Scholarship schemes to narrow the gaps of quota systems and admission snags experienced by indigenes of the Council across educational institutions in Nigeria.

The Chairman emphasised that as a Council desirous of advancement and growth of the people in the areas of education, research and training, he sought the Venezuelan embassy’s intervention in granting scholarships and admissions to qualified AMAC applicants.

He reiterated his call on the Embassy for more intervention and consideration in the areas of social, educational and agricultural and rural development to uplift the social lives of the people.

In his response, Ambassador Caraballor,  thanked the new administration for upholding the bond that exists between the two and promised to make substantial alotment of scholarships to the Area Council in the 2023 scheme in the fields of science and humanities.

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