The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on corporate organizations and public-spirited individuals to adopt parks in the Federal Capital Territory for efficient maintenance.
The Minister made this call on Friday while receiving a delegation of Rotary International District 9125, Nigeria led by its District Governor, Dr. Mike Omotosho that paid him a courtesy call in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
Malam Bello reiterated that such Parks when adopted could be christened in the name of such organization that has taken the responsibility of maintaining it.
The Minister emphasized that public parks should be made conducive for recreation for families including the children in accordance with the international standard.
He specifically enjoined the Rotary International to adopt a Park and name it ‘Rotary Park’ in its efforts to continue to serve humanity because families can use such places for relaxation just like what is obtainable in other advanced cities across the globe.
The Minister appreciated Rotary International for its uncommon service to humanity and promised them the support of the FCT Administration in its continued work for humanity.
He assured that his Administration would make a suitable plot available for Rotary International to build a Rotary House to serve as it’s headquarters and a hub for the organization in Africa.
Malam Bello remarked that all organizations serving humanity would be assisted to diligently carryout such duties because they are desirable partners in the development of the nation.
Speaking earlier, the District Governor of Rotary International District 9125, Nigeria, Dr. Mike Omotosho revealed that the organization has 500 Districts all over the World.
The Governor lamented that the African office of the organization is still situated and operating from Zurich, Switzerland. He therefore solicited for a plot of land to build a Rotary House in Abuja.
According to him, the organization has already kept N100 million aside for the project.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Sunday, March 13, 2016.