Written by Austine ELEMUE

Bello tasks town planners on planning ethics

Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has called on all professionals operating in the Federal Capital Territory especially town planners to demonstrate their professional ethics in the discharge of their duties. 

The minister, who made the call while receiving executive members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, in his office last week, urged them to ensure that their members adhere to best practices of the profession. 

Bello stated that it is quite unexplainable that with the large number of professionals in the FCT, many things have not been done right in the development of the territory. 

The minister stressed that “Abuja is the only city in Nigeria that was created by law, and it is an irony that many unprofessional practices are being carried out by professionals in the territory, which is unacceptable.” 

He maintained that the present administration would ensure that all Nigerians adhere to the rule of law in all its transactions and therefore urged the professionals to always take this as a cardinal principle in their practices. 

The minister assured that the FCT Administration would continue to partner with all professional bodies to ensure that the rules of engagement of are strengthened in the Federal Capital Territory in order to make Abuja better. 

Speaking earlier, the acting National President of the town planners, Mr. Luka Achi, congratulated the minister on his appointment and was hopeful that his experience will be brought to bear in the administering of the FCT.

He said the visit was to explore areas of collaboration with the administration so as to address urban and regional planning issues.

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