The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has assured that the present administration of the territory would focus more on the completion of abandoned projects in the satellite towns in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate.
Mr Austine Elemue, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister in a statement, said Aliyu gave the assurance during a meeting with Heads of Secretariats, Departments and Agencies under her supervision, on Thursday in Abuja.
She underscored the importance of synergy amongst all the relevant agencies in the FCT Administration for speedy development.
The minister also enjoined Heads of Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs), under her supervision to be transparent, committed and focused in the discharge of their responsibilities.
” The meeting today was very fruitful and rewarding, because all the heads of departments were frank and honest in their presentations.
” We have been able to identify their challenges, areas of needs and the way forward.
“One of the areas identified is that of numerous abandoned projects especially in the area councils where majority of FCT residents reside.
“And in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate, we have to focus more on the completion of all abandoned projects instead of awarding new ones.
“The wisdom behind this directive is that government is a continuum and if we continue to award fresh projects, there is tendency that Nigeria will inherit more abandoned projects in the near future and it is not healthy for our development.”.
Aliyu said that the desire to move the FCT Administration to the next level was a collective responsibility of all secretariats and departments.
She said that with commitment and transparency from heads of agencies, the FCT Administration would succeed.
Edited by Angela Okisor/Sadiya Hamza