Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has organised an induction course for newly elected Chairmen, Vice chairman and councilors for the six Area Councils of the Capital City.
The chairmen of the Area Councils who are due to be sworn-in on Friday by 10am are AbdulRahman Ajiya for Abaji Area Council; Abdullahi Adamu Candido for Abuja Municipal Area Council; Musa Dikko for Bwari Area Council; Adamu Mustapha Denze for Gwagwalada Area Council; Abdullahi Galadima for Kuje Area Council. and Joseph Shazin for Kwali Area Council.
Speaking at the Induction through the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, the minister cautioned them against all forms of corruption in running the affairs of their Councils.
Muhammad Bello reminded the Council leaders that the anti-corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Administration has gone beyond lip service.
The Minister stressed that President Buhari has taken a wholistic approach to confront corruption in order to save Nigeria’s image and economy.
He recalled President Buhari’s inaugural speech in which he said: “people have nothing to fear, but the consequence of their actions.”
This was even as he said that this Presidential declaration is a clear indication that the present Administration would ensure that no action or inaction that negates the current war against corruption goes unpunished.
Muhammad Bello therefore asked the new councils’ officials to imbibe the tenets of the President’s Change Agenda, anchored on prudent management of public resources, transparency and accountability as well as diversification of revenues as well as efficient service delivery to the residents.
He said that the FCT administration had organized the induction course in order to properly acquaint them with knowledge and skills that are necessary to lead their councils in this era of dwindling revenue from the Federal Government and the ideals of Change Agenda.
Muhammad Bello enjoined them to build synergy in the FCT Administration’s efforts to meet the infrastructural and public utilities need of the residents.
The lead resource person at the Induction, Dr. Abdul-Hamidu Abdullahi of the Department of Local Government & Development Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria said the induction will prepare them for people oriented leadership. [myad]