VON, FCT Ministry seek areas of mutual cooperation

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu has expressed optimism on the ability of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to transform the city in the interest of its residents.

The DG made the pronouncement after receiving the FCT Minister, Mohammed Musa Bello who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

He noted that with the commitment of the Minister, peace, security and environmental cleanliness had returned to the city of Abuja.dsc_6058-copy

While commenting on the anti-graft crusade of the Federal government, Mr. Okechukwu commended the contribution of the Minister, noting that, Voice of Nigeria had benefited from the anti-graft crusade of the federal government by securing one of the buildings seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Speaking on facilities, the DG requested that” we are still going to approach you because the building was not completed. We have over one thousand staff and most of them want to live in Abuja, because we are still operating in Lagos, but our major business is here. We are looking for where we could stay going by the salary range, most of them cannot pay their house rent. We will still meet you to expand our facilities in terms of mass housing, because if you ask some to leave Lagos and come to Abuja, there is no where they could lay their head.”

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Mr. Okechukwu expressed gratitude to the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to uplift the standard of the organization.

The Minister of the FCT, Malam Mohammed Musa Bello, enjoined the organization to keep on updating the citizens at home and abroad on the latest happening in the city in his desire to meet Nigerians and residents’ expectations.dsc_6124

Commenting on traffic congestion by commuters into the city, the Minister noted that on assumption of office, the administration had taken a bold step by mobilizing contractors handling major roads to go back to the site and complete the projects for the benefit of commuters coming into the city.

A very good road is important in the city of Abuja for easy access of the residents,” the minister explained.dsc_6136-copy

Speaking on health care system, the minister said though, the administration was doing everything possible to address some of the numerous challenges in the health sector, he urged the private sector to build more health care centers in the city to complement the administration’s effort.

Malam Bello encouraged all the six Area Councils Chairmen to take serious measures in addressing the problems of healthcare, sanitation and security in territory.