Written by Austine ELEMUE

Leaders should be proactive - FCT minister

The minister, Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has called on leaders in the country to be proactive in their thinking and actions, just as he noted that being proactive would cut down the time and cost of doing businesses and execution of projects. 

Bello who made the call recently, during the visit of participants of the Advance Strategic and Policy Management Course, ASPMC, of the Institute of Security Studies, ISS, stressed the importance of leadership, which he described as both difficult and rewarding. 

He said better results are achieved when leaders take time to plan and strategise before the actual execution of projects, just as he commended the Department of State Security, DSS, for being proactive in coming up with a course such as the Advance Strategic and Policy Management 

Bello while congratulating the participants for being chosen for the course, assured them of the support of the FCT Administration in accessing the area councils and other relevant offices for their course work, adding that the security of lives and property in FCT remains the highest priority of the FCTA. 

“The security of lives and property in FCT remains our highest priority and we do not take this responsibility lightly. We welcome contributions and collaborations from stakeholders to deliver on this task”, he said. 

Earlier, the acting director of the institute and leader of the delegation, Dr. Abdulwahab Wali, said the purpose of the course, which is the first of its kind in the institute, is to impact participants with the required knowledge that can serve them better in the ever-dynamic security atmosphere in the country. 

 

He stressed that there was need for a more practical approach to the issue of security, hence the need for the introduction of the course. 

Wali called on the FCT minister to grant participants permission to visit the area councils and some relevant offices in the FCTA to get first-hand information on security challenges.

This, he said, forms part of the requirements for the completion of their coursework. 

 

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