The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, has emphasized the importance of giving due attention to the development of satellite towns in the FCT. Speaking during the inauguration of Mandate Secretaries for the FCT Administration, Wike highlighted the need to ensure progress and development in all areas of the FCT, beyond the city center.
The Mandate Secretaries inaugurated include Mr Bitrus Garki, Mr Lawan Geidam, Mr Danlami Ihayyo, Adedolapo Fasawe, Mr Salman Dako, Mr Chinedum Elechi, and Mr Uboku Nyah. Wike urged them to address issues affecting service delivery, particularly in the procurement process.
The minister stressed the importance of transparency, efficiency, and accountability as the cornerstones of the FCT Administration. He emphasized that the Mandate Secretaries have a crucial role in translating the administration’s vision into tangible actions that will shape the future of the FCT. Wike also highlighted the mission to enhance the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through innovative ways to fund the development agenda.
Wike identified public transportation as a major challenge that needs comprehensive attention. He stated that a reliable and comprehensive public transportation system is essential for the effective and efficient functioning of a modern city. The minister emphasized the need to address key areas for the progress and well-being of FCT residents.
In conclusion, the Minister of the FCT has emphasized the significance of developing satellite towns and ensuring progress and development across all areas of the FCT. The inauguration of Mandate Secretaries aims to address issues affecting service delivery, enhance the IGR, and address the challenges related to public transportation. These measures are part of the administration’s efforts to transform the FCT into a world-class city.