Federal Capital Territory Administration to reposition Area Councils

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja 

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The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has evolved strategies to reposition the area councils programmes for effective service delivery.

The Mandate Secretary, Area Councils Service Secretariat, Alhaji Ibrahim Dantsoho, made this known while given an account on the activities of the secretariat in Abuja Nigeria’s capital in the last one year.

Dantsoho also pledged that the secretariat would continue to build partnership that would synchronized FCTA’s developmental efforts with development at the grassroot level.

He disclosed that the secretariat was currently working towards creating a comprehensive database secured by cloud-based servers and a management information system streamlined in all area councils.

Dantsoho also revealed that the secretariat embarked on a tour of the area councils to further deliberate on issues of strengthening the Planning Research and Statistics Division of the six area councils for effective and efficient data collection being part of the schedule request from the FCTA.

“The year 2022 kicked off as my management team and I embarked on a special tour of the six area councils and the 17 Chiefdoms.

“This is to enable us to discuss on how best to bring progress in the areas of health, security, social amenities as well as improving the way of lifestyle of residents.

“The secretariat also engage in security and awareness programme on the role of youths in mitigating security issues, and also was part of programme on capacity training for the Original Inhabitants and Traditional Rulers in the FCT. 

“This is with a view to strengthen the traditional justice system of the FCT Original Inhabitants and also combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harmful traditional practices like killing of twice..

“From the Basic Health Care Provision Funds, the secretariat constructed Antenatal and Immunization Hall at Gwagwalada Township Primary Health Care Centre to enable the women have access to Antenatal service and boost immunisation activity in the area councils.


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