The two Ministers of the Nigerian Federal capital territory administration, FCTA, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and that of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijani have resumed duty after their swearing in President Muhammadu Buhari.
Malam Bello who was the immediate pass minister of the FCT before his reappointment for the second term, on his assumption to office immediately after the inauguration has pledged to consolidate on the solid foundation he build for rapid development of the territory during his first tenure.
The Minister gave the assurance when he assumed duty as the FCT Minister alongside with the Minister of State for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, at the FCTA Secretariat, in Abuja.
Malam Bello said that he would work under the general policy guidelines given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve the needed objectives of the FCT.
Bello who explained that Buhari was very clear on the direction he want the country to move in the next four years, added that, “and the direction is not to benefits him as a person but a direction that will take Nigeria to were it truly belong.
” What the administration did during the first tenure was basically to prepare ground and establish foundation what we need to do now is to build upon the foundation that has been established.
“I thank President Buhari for having decided to reappointed me as a cabinet Minister out of so many eminently qualify persons from my state and also decided to bring me back to FCT.
” I also want to thank President Buhari for bringing back the tradition of FCT of having a Minister of state,” Bello said.
He thanked the management staff of the FCTA for the tremendous work they had been doing over the years, which had made Abuja a very proud city.
The Minister urged the FCTA staff to guard the city jealousy, saying “ you have to work hard to build the city because it is a great city established by our predecessors.
” Abuja is a city that is growing far beyond normal growth rates so we have to work at a rate more than the normal rate,” he said.
He also welcome the minister of state for FCT Hajiya Ramatu Tijani who also resumed alongside with him in the territory.
Working as a Team
Malam Bello explained that they will work as a team with the minister of state to achieve the desire results.
He said that the cordial relationship would help the administration to achieve the mandate of it forefathers.
Earlier the minister of state for FCT Hajiya Ramatu Tijani while appreciating the President for considering her worthy for the position, said that she would put in her best to achieve the desire results that would enable the territory compete favourable with other capital city in the world.
She said that she would ensure that all the agencies and departments of the administration bring out the best for the betterment of the territory and the country at large.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Chinyeaka Ohaa, assured full cooperation and loyalty of the FCTA staff to the Ministers.
He said the FCTA had the mandate to develop and manage a world class capital territory for the country.
He added that it had six mandate Secretariats, several agencies and departments covering all aspects of administration.