Bello promises improved social services to residents
By Edrina EMMANUEL
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Malam Muhammad Bello, has promised to up the provision of social services especially health and human services to residents of the territory, within the next phase of his administration.
Bello disclosed this during a media briefing to mark his second year anniversary in office, last week.
He said the period under review was a time of team work, as what has been achieved within the last two years was a product of collective responsibility.
According to him, "what is more important is the way forward, in realising the desire of making Abuja a livable city".
The minister, who gave account of his performance sector by sector, said at inception the thrust of the administration was the completion of ongoing and abandoned critical infrastructure projects.
He added that during the period under review the FCTA has remained steadfast to strengthening existing institutions through necessary reforms and ensuring security of life and property.
"The administration is assiduously working towards completing and starting more infrastructure, in order to ensure rapid development of the Territory," he assured.
On education, he said the administration is expanding the existing public school structures, in order to address the rising influx of students seeking education in the Territory.
Also speaking, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, explained that the cause of the delayed approval of the 2017 FCT budget should not be blamed on FCT Administration, rather the National Assembly, that is responsible for the FCTA’s appropriation, a situation which he said lead to delay of execution of projects.