Leadership of the Federal Capital Territory,FCT, in Nigeria says it will continue to support and encourage any Area Council in the city that initiates people-oriented projects.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello stated this while commissioning a new Primary School in Iddo-Ma’aji village in Abuja.
The new school was constructed by the Chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Abdullahi Candido to mark his 100 days in office.
Malam Bello said that what the people in the rural areas need is the basic necessities of life, stressing that, ‘‘the Area Councils which are closer to the people at the grassroots, must strive to achieve more of such laudable projects.’’
The FCT Minister assured the councils Chairmen that his government will continue to provide the enabling environment for all the Area Councils to perform optimally.
He also reminded the Council officials that the people are anxiously watching to see how campaign promises made by them could be fulfilled.
Malam Bello, who lauded AMAC Chairman for bringing education to the doorstep of the people that genuinely desire it, also urged other Area Council Chairmen not to betray the confidence reposed in them by the voters.
‘‘Education remains the bedrock for any meaningful development and the choice of the project embarked upon by the AMAC Chairman will go a long way in liberating their minds.’’
Welcoming guests to the occasion, the Chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, Abdullahi Adamu Candido appreciated the kind gesture of the Minister who took time out of his busy schedule to personally commission the school.
“This shows that Malam Muhammad Musa Bello is truly with the people despite his exalted position in the society,” he added.