Government & Politics

You Are Too Slow, Residents Tell Minister


Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello to raise his bar in the way the FCT administration is being run since he took over the mantle of leadership in November last year in the nation’s capital.

According to the residents, nothing much has been achieved under the present administration in terms of infrastructural development and human capital development which are critical factors that determine the achievements of a government. They argued that in the last six months it is difficult to point to any specific achievements under the current FCT administration except promises which has not been fulfilled.

“How can you tell me we have a government here in the FCT when the satellite towns are still in state of disrepair? Go to these places and see the kind of life people are living. Look at the deplorable condition of our roads, they are not motorable and the rain season is here again, you have to trek kilometers to get water for household chores and added to this is the fact that our children also trek several kilometers to go to schools because the FCTA has not been up and doing,” said a visibly angry resident who gave her name as Shekwollo Gaza.

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They accused the minister of making statements without backing it up with actions. The residents said they could not understand why the minister has not named the mandate secretaries who will help him to run the FCT administration. Another resident who gave his name as Mohammed said “What excuse will the minister give for not naming or appointing the mandate secretaries six months after coming into office? These people are like commissioners in the states who will help him to deliver his set goals. Delay is dangerous else he may not achieve anything as minister”.

The residents however asked the minister to expedite action on the Karshi-Apo road to decongest vehicular movement along the ever-busy Abuja-Keffi road.

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