Chairmen of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, Adamu Abdullahi Candido has confirmed that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello is a unique man with the fear of God.
Candido who was re-elected as chairman for a second term, speaking on behalf of the five other newly elected Chairmen at a swearing in ceremony in Abuja today, Monday, said that the Minister had always promptly release allocations from the Federation Account to the Area Councils.
“This Minister does not deduct a dime from our Federation Account allocation. We get it exactly as approved and on time. This has helped us a great deal in the work that we do for our people and we are very grateful for it.”
This was even as the Minister asked the new Chairmen to imbibe the virtues of good governance and accountability in the discharge of their duties.
He called on them to be accountable to God and to the people who elected them to office.
“The temptations that come with occupying an elected public office are enormous, but you must not lose sight of the fact that you are accountable first to God and very importantly, to your people.”
He also advised the Chairmen to always ensure that public funds are used for the purpose for which they are intended.
“You must learn from past mistakes and build on existing successes. You should resist the temptation to discard good ideas or discontinue laudable projects because they are not your own and you want to initiate your own. You should know that when projects are not completed it is a disservice to the people.”
Those who were sworn in are Abdullahi Adamu Candido as Chairman of AMAC and Lawrence Onuchukwu as Vice Chairman; Abdulrahman Ajiya as Chairman of Abaji Area Council and Abdullahi Abubakar as Vice Chairman; Dr John Gabaya Shekwogaza as Chairman of Bwari Area Council and Aminu Gumel as Vice Chairman; Adamu M. Danze as Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council and Kasimu Mohammed as Vice Chairman; Abdullahi Sabo as Chairman of Kuje Area Council and Shema Kwasu as Vice Chairman and Danladi Chiya as Chairman, Kwali Area Council while Zubairu Jibrin is Vice Chairman