Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2019

Service Delivery: FCTA staff tasked on honesty, patience

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By Stanley Onyekwere

To ensure improved service delivery, FCT Administration staff have been charged to always be honest and patient while discharging their duties.
According to the FCT Director of Treasury (DOT), Ismaila Ishiaku, who gave the charge, these virtues are very important to effective governance in the Territory.
Ishiaku commended FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa for ensuring prudent management of financial and human resources.
He made this assertion while speaking with members of the FCT press corps who were in his office at the FCTA secretariat to celebrate his 59th birthday, recently.
He recalled that Malam Bello came into office determined to positively and quicky turn things around.
The DOT said, “He (FCT Minister) came in with the feeling of a government that wanted to do things differently. So he was in a hurry to see that things were changed.
“Thank God his efforts were complimented by the present Permanent Secretary (Chinyeaka Ohaa) who also is an accountant and has had a stint or an interface with politics.
“Thank God for my fitting in, in my relationship with him, because the fact of the matter is that loyalty cannot be lopsided, either by any of the tendencies that tend to divide Nigeria.
“Loyalty is absolute, it is for the interest of Nigeria. That, I must thank him, for accepting me, for us to work together, and for the progress we are making.”
He continued: “The DOT said: “Being put in charge of finances of a big organization like the FCT Administration exposes us to a lot of challenges from both the high and mighty in the society, including politicians and the big business persons from the private sector.
He however, warned that it behoved on them to work as a team, be honest, transpatent, diligent, accountable and incorruptable in office and ensure attainment of government goals through effective service delivery.
The Treasury boss adds that : “I must thank my staff. I have only two eyes in my front; no eyes by my side; no eyes behind, so their honesty, sincerity and patience are very important.
“We are supposed to be mature, such that I can guide them, so they too can guide me. If I fail, they have also failed; if there is lack of transparency here, it is all of us that are liable.
“We are old enough to make sure that the names we have built over a long period of time are not destroyed over night, and we have children who will bear our names, because if my child is coming to apply for journalism, you will automatically look at him with that mindset.”

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