Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has lauded the FCTA staff for their hard work and commitment to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and support to the Change Agenda.
Malam Bello made this commendation during the breaking of the Ramadan fast with a cross section of FCTA Officials in his Life Camp residence last Wednesday.
The FCT Minister said if he were to leave office anytime in the future, the Gift he desires from FCT Administration is “the legacy of clean roads, less garbage on the streets, very beautiful and well-kept gardens with trees and flowers as well as well trimmed and well mowed beautiful lawns.” He charged FCTA workers to go the extra mile to ensure that this objective is achieved.
The Minister thanked FCT workers for their support to the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he would convey the message to the President that FCT workers are solidly behind him in the efforts that he is making to change the country for the better.
The FCT Minister noted, “There is no doubt that all your work and efforts is gradually and surely being recognized because on a number of occasions now, when I meet people, we no longer get the kind of complaints and criticisms that the wider public used to give us in the past. So, this is a reflection that gradually people are appreciating the work that all you are doing and I have to convey to you my appreciation,” he said.
He reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration to improve service delivery in the areas of waste management, facility management, and maintenance of the parks and gardens to ensure the overall cleaning and greening of the metropolitan city. According to him, FCTA is working to ensure improved funding to its Secretariats, Departments and Agencies to effectively and efficiently deliver on this objective.
According to him, “We have spent a lot of efforts and time on infrastructure activities and also reengineering of the various Agencies, Departments and Secretariats. But my appeal to us is let’s go this extra mile and emphasize service delivery. That’s why most of the secretariats and even the agencies, you notice that we have deliberately funded you more than you were funded in the past. One is a reflection of the improvement in the revenue stream of the ministry, but more importantly is also to empower you to really do your work well.
“All of you that provide service, especially the metropolitan management council itself that handles waste, maintain our facility and undertake the greening of the city and the parks. We really look upon you to improve on what you are doing because these are the areas that people will judge us. So, please I want to you to encourage your staff to double their efforts so that you give me a very befitting farewell.”
Earlier in his remarks, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa charged Muslims in the FCT to fulfil their religious obligations to their faith during the Ramadan fast, saying, “It’s always good to honour your creator and also come back to yourself and know whether you are living according to the standard given to us.”
He enjoined all present to work towards creating an enabling environment that will bring peace, promote brotherhood and unity in the country, adding that the FCT Administration will continue to support Mr. President in the divine mandate that God has given him to give direction to the country.
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