The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged the newly reconstituted boards of 12 agencies and parastatals under the FCT Administration to focus on improving service delivery across the public service system.
In particular, the Minister implored them to come up with ingenious ideas that would generate revenue for government to continue to provide services and improve the living conditions of the FCT residents.
Bello spoke while inaugurating the over 155 members of the boards of agencies and parastatals on Tuesday.
According to him, they have been carefully chosen to bring their vast public service, corporate and business experiences to bear in the performance of their assignment.
He therefore called on FCT residents to support the newly reconstituted boards and make the necessary sacrifices, in order to realize the vision of the Abuja founding fathers for a first class capital city comparable to the best in the world.
Earlier in his welcome address, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christian Ohaa, said the boards are coming on board to broaden the democratic space and provide the needed corporate leadership for most of these agencies and parastatals.
“Today indeed, marks a major turning point in the life of the present FCT Administration, as we witness the inauguration of these Boards.
“The occasion has a deeper significance for us as it is coming on the heels of the Administration’s commitment to focus on improving service delivery across the FCT public service system.
“It is also designed to sustain growth as well as ensure good corporate governance and productivity in these organizations with anticipated multiplier effects in the economy,” he stated.
Ohaa reiterated that these experienced personalities would further strengthen the effort of the FCTA to fast-track the implementation of programmes and projects for the greater development of the territory.
Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated members, the Chairman of Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Dr. Bawuro Yahaya thanked Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari and the FCT Administration for the opportunity of service given to members.
He pledged that they would do their best to justify the confidence reposed in them.