FCTA calls for synergy between Secretariats, Departments and Agencies

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja


Authority of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), through its Department of Monitoring and Inspections has called on all Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) to continue to cooperate with one another in order to achieve the mandate of the administration.

The Director Department of Monitoring And Inspection, TpL Olawale Labiyi made this call in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.

Tpl Labiyi lamented the delay of files in his office due to non compliance by SDAs who refuse to turn up on dates scheduled to inspect their projects.

“I have directed my Staff to write letters of reminder to the affected SDAs, and that the third letter of reminder will be copied to the Permanent Secretary and the The Minister of FCT.

There was a particular Department that has refused to turn up since May.

“They wrote that we rescheduled to June and up till now, they have not shown up”.

The Director also explained that the Department is not out to witch-hunt anybody, but to execute its primary functions in line with the mandate.

According to him, “our work is to ensure projects are executed in line with world best practices, so that the administration is not short changed in the execution of contracts, and deliver excellent services to the Public”.

Tpl Labiyi who stressed the Minister’s commitment to effective service delivery enjoined Agencies to collaborate and cooperate with Department of Monitoring and Inspection in other to make FCT a tourist and business destination.

He also charged Contractors working on the access road in Idu, a suburb of the FCT to immediately do casting after the replacement of Colum Steel reinforcement to avoid vandalism.

Speaking earlier, the Team Leader, Engr Stephen Efenji said that the access road barricade at the Abuja Railway is to avoid encroachment, vandalism of the rail tracks and to prevent accidents.

Engr Efenji while noticing that the ongoing project is satisfactory added that the only challenge is the removal of Column Steel reinforcement.

According to Efenji, “They are being replaced and so far the work is satisfactory but we have advised the contractors on how to prevent vandalism”.