By Stanley Onyekwere
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has urged all residents to remain patriotic and law abiding citizens, in order to ensure peace and development of the Territory.
This charge was contained in his message to FCT Residents on the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th Independence Anniversary.
According to him: “As you are all aware, 57 years ago, our founding fathers laid the foundation for a sovereign independent state, conceived in unity and dedicated to the proposition that “though tribe and tongue may differ, yet in brotherhood we stand.
“This year’s celebration is unique in every sense, because it coincides with the commemoration of 18 years of unbroken democracy and a stable 4th Republic.
“There is no doubt that our democracy has come of age. Today, we have a government that is committed to our national rebirth.
“It is tackling corruption and returning prudence and accountability to governance. This is with a view to building a brighter future for the coming generations.”
He continues: “I urge all FCT residents to continue to support this Administration as we work towards restoring the vision of our founding fathers.
“To this end, the FCT Administration is leaving no stone unturned to safeguard and enhance the development of the Territory.”