Nigerian leaders have been urged to pave ways for criticism from members of the public of their actions and inaction to enable them learn from the past and possibly address such challenges for nation’s developments.
The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Candido made the call during a stakeholders meeting in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.
The Chairman who pledged to welcome any constructive criticism from the public, particularly from the Council, promised to continue to deliver the dividend of democracy to the people by developing the twelve wards of the council.
Candido who stressed the importance of keeping the residents abreast of the happenings within the council noted that, doing so would develop confidence in the leaders from members of the public and will also make them hold their leaders accountable.
On the issue of petition brought against him on abuse of office and infractions in the council, the chairman said that it was politically motivated as he was not deterred by his accusers.
“I want to tell you categorically that this issue is politically motivated and I am ready to stand before any institution for questioning.
“The issues raised by the petitioner do not have facts, they are simply fabricated and they contain a lot of inaccuracies,” he said.
While noting that the allegation against him was aimed at tarnishing his image and the good work he has being doing in the council, he called on the residents of the council to come to his office with any questions pertaining his administration as he operates an open door policy.
Alhaji Candido who also said that he would not be distracted by the groups, promised to continue to provide dividends of democracy to the people.
He also called on media organisations to work for the interest of the people by reporting the truth at all times.