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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has inaugurated the newly reconstituted boards of 12 agencies and parastatals under the FCT Administration to focus on improving service delivery across the FCT public service system.

The boards inaugurated are the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), FCT Internal Revenue Service (FCT IRS), Abuja Property Development Company, (APDC), Abuja Environmental Protection Agency (AEPB), Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre (AIIC) and FCT Universal Basic Education Board (FCT UBEB).

Others are the Abuja Investment Company Ltd. (AICL), FCT Secondary Education Board (FCT SEB), FCT Scholarship Board (FCTSB), FCT Primary Healthcare Development Board (FCT PHDB), Area Council Service Commission (ACSC) and Abuja Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Inaugurating the over 155 members of the boards of agencies and parastatals at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister charged them to come up with ingenious ideas that would generate revenue for government to continue to provide services and improve the living conditions of the FCT residents.

The FCT Minister while welcoming the new board members on board the FCT Administration, said they have been carefully chosen to bring their vast public service, corporate and business experiences to bear in the performance of their assignment.

He called on FCT residents to support the newly reconstituted boards and make the necessary sacrifices in order to realize the vision of the founding fathers for a first class capital city comparable to the best in the world.  

Also speaking at the inauguration, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christian Ohaa, said the boards are coming on board to broaden the democratic space and provide the needed corporate leadership for most of these agencies and parastatals.

His words, “ today indeed, marks a major turning point in the life of the present FCT Administration, as we witness the inauguration of these Boards. The occasion has a deeper significance for us as it is coming on the heels of the Administration’s commitment to focus on improving service delivery across the FCT public service system.  It is also designed to sustain growth as well as ensure good corporate governance and productivity in these organizations with anticipated multiplier effects in the economy.”

Mr. Ohaa stated that the arrival of these experienced personalities would further strengthen the effort of the FCTA to fast-track the implementation of programmes and projects for the greater development of the territory.

Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated members, the Chairman of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Dr. Bawuro Yahaya thanked Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari and the FCT Administration for the opportunity of service given to members. He pledged that they would do their best to justify the confidence reposed in them.

Cosmas Uzodinma

Chief Press Secretary

to FCT Minister

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