FCT Minister Swears In Elected Area Councils Chairmen

FCT Minister Swears In Elected Area Councils Chairmen

…harps on provisions of good governance

By Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has sworn in the newly elected six Area Councils Chairmen and their deputies in compliance with the court order.

The Minister, while inaugurating the Chairmen, urged them to focus on good governance aimed at satisfying the yearnings and aspirations of electorate. 

Chief Judge of the FCT, Justice Hussaini Yusuf, represented by Justice Suleiman Belgore, administered the Oat of Office to the Chairmen and their deputies.

The minister also enjoined them to abide by the Oat of Office, and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the rules and regulations of the FCT.

“The time of electioneering campaign is over. Now it is time to face and focus on good governance to ensure that electorate enjoy more dividends of democracy in the territory.

“You should accord priority attention to primary health care services. I also advise you to give attention to sanitation primary education and other basic social amenities,” Bello said.

On his part, the Mandate Secretary for FCT Area Councils Services Secretariat, Alhaji Abubakar Dantsoho, also enjoined the chairmen to prioritize their area of concentration.

“You were elected to perform and you are going to be judge by your performance. You can see about three of them were reelected if they have not perform well I’m sure they will not be elected by the electorate.”

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