Written by Austine ELEMUE

Put us on our toes, Bello tasks journalists

Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has tasked journalists to always keep government officials on their toes so that they do not derail in delivering on their mandates. 

Bello made this call while chatting with a cross section of the media in his official residence at Life Camp, during breakfast meeting held last week. 

Bello, who was full of praises for the FCT Administration workforce for their diligence and professionalism, said he was fortunate to work with them, pledging that the administration would not only continue to deliver on its mandate, but also improve on what has been done by previous administrations. 

He said: “Obviously, Abuja is growing and changing, because of the natural system of demography. It is incumbent on all of us to do our best and make Abuja grow as it should be. A city of unity, a city that works, a city that, we should, at any point in time, feel proud of as Nigerians that we have a city that we should make sure the vision of the founding fathers is realized. 

“It is very important for the press to also put us on our toes, because usually if you do something continuously for too long, complacency sets in, but this should not be allowed to happen in Abuja   He affirmed that he believed on impacting positively on the lives of the public through infrastructural provision and effective service delivery". 

Chairman of the FCT Press Corps, Comrade Ikharo Attah, while speaking earlier, lauded the minister for continuing with and completing abandoned projects, saying it was only then that such projects would be useful to the residents. 

Ikharo particularly praised Bello for the numerous completed and ongoing projects in the nation’s capital. 

He mentioned some of the projects to include inner southern expressway, the outer northern expressway, the road behind Aso Villa, Games Village, Gudu/Apo, as well as the popular Gbagalape and Apo-Karshi roads, among others. 

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