By Stanley Onyekwere
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has urged residents to use the occasion of the new year to resolve to redouble their efforts towards the development of FCT and the building of inclusive and safe neighbourhoods.
Malam Bello gave this charge in his New Year Message to the residents of the Territory.
He noted that the nation’s capital was conceived to be a symbol of our oneness and national unity, and consequently has a responsibility to show good example of peace, tolerance and good neighbourliness to one another.
The Minister therefore urged residents to ensure maximum surveillance over their neighbourhoods, business and worship premises always.
According to him, “2017 was indeed, an eventful year and the country went through challenging times.
“Today, however, with the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and his war on corruption, Nigeria is on the march to recovery again.”
Furthermore, the Minister underscored some of his Administration’s accomplishments last year which include completion of most on-going infrastructure and social amenity projects.
This, he pointed out, have impacted positively on the welfare of residents.
Also, Mallam Bello thanked the people for their support and contributions towards these achievements.
He indicated that new year would be marked by a shift of emphasis towards the provision of critical infrastructure and social amenities to the FCT grassroots and satellite towns.
He reiterated his sincere appreciation to FCT residents for their prayers and sacrifices in 2017 and enjoined their partnership and support in the coming year.