FCT MINISTER FORMALLY SENDS-OFF FCDA EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has formally sent-off the former Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Adamu Ismaila.
The Minister who was represented by FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye chaired the event that culminated with a valedictory Management meeting of the FCT Administration at the FCDA Conference Room Thursday.
The Minister said that the FCT Administration has brought this noble innovation to honour the former Executive Secretary in order to spur those still in service to give in their best to the service of the FCT Administration and by extension their father land.
According to him, the present leadership in the FCT Administration came in when so many things needed attention ranging from environmental management to streetlights maintenance and that the former Executive Secretary was always there to give a guide.
Malam Bello therefore called on those the former Executive Secretary has left behind to emulate the hard work and steadfastness because Abuja has remained the window in which the world sees Nigeria.
He reiterated that though the ceremony is supposed to be solemn in nature but joyous, as all other top technocrats in the system are aspiring and looking forward to officially disengage from service like this without any problem.
His words: “When we came on board Engr. Adamu Ismaila was always on hand to show us the pathways especially as he believes in the spirit of excellence.”
Welcoming guests to the ceremony, the FCT Director of Establishment and Training, Mr. Salihu Hawat Mohammed gave credit for this wonderful innovation to the FCT Minister and Permanent Secretary as it has afforded the Administration to appreciate one of its special ones.
The Director emphasized that the celebrant, Engr. Ismaila has left his marks in the service of the FCT as he rose from a humble beginning as Resident Engineer in 1982 to the pinnacle of his career as the Executive Secretray of the FCDA when he retired on October 5, 2016.
Mr. Mohammed urged the staff of the FCT Administration to continue to support and cooperate with the Minister and the Permanent Secretary in the great task of building “Abuja of our dream”.
Responding, the celebrant, Engr. Ismaila appreciated the honour done to him and assured that he has not gone away because he remains a strong member of the FCT Administration family since he has nowhere to go after serving in FCTA for three and half decades.
While urging those he left behind to maintain the high standard of infrastructural development Abuja is known for, Engr. Ismaila however urged the authorities to take the issue of recruitment of new staff very seriously to ensure that the chain is not broken.
“I am part and parcel of the FCT Administration for life and I plead with all those I have offended to forgive me as such offence was not intentional,” he added.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Thursday, November 17, 2016.