Wednesday, 14 September 2016

FCT Minister Charges Igbos to Support President Buhari, as Abuja Residents Call for Inclusive Government


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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari must succeed in taking the country to greater heights, he would require the support and cooperation of the Igbos in the Federal Capital Territory and the nation at large.

Bello, who spoke in Abuja when a delegation of Igbo Community resident in the Federal Capital Territory paid him a visit in his office, urged the Igbos to continue to support the government of President Buhari, even as he stressed that the continued support from all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political or religious inclinations was necessary to enable the President achieve his set goals.

That was even as the Igbos who were led on the visit by the Eze Ndigbo of Abuja, Eze Ibe Nwosu appealed to the Minister to include the Igbo people resident in Abuja in Board appointments and other political appointments to give them what he termed, a sense of belonging.

Eze Ibe Nwosu, who promised to maintain high degree of peace wherever they found themselves in the Territory, noted that they would continue to contribute to the economic development of Abuja.

He asked the FCT Administration to carve out new layouts to develop new markets in order to decongest the existing ones.

Responding, the FCTA Minister, Malam Bello who urged the Igbos to extend that same support for President Buhari to all his appointees in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them deliver quality services to the Residents as encapsulated in the Change Agenda of the Federal Government, however reiterated that his Administration was working assiduously to make the Abuja light rail project operational by December 2017; adding that all the rail corridors would be developed to boost trade and commercial activities in the Territory.

Malam Bello remarked that the history of Abuja cannot be complete without the mention of the contributions of the Igbo traders, assuring that his Administration would continue to run an open door policy and all-inclusive government with all the strata of the society carried along to give every sector of the country a sense of belonging.

The Minister, therefore called for peaceful co-existence amongst all ethnic groups resident in the Federal Capital Territory; instating that, “we should maintain the tempo of the peace we are enjoying in Abuja,” even as he admonished the residents of the FCT to always report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents, in order to nip in the bud any security breach.


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