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FCT Minister Swears-in Newly Elected Chairmen, Vice

***Urges them to Focus on PHC, Education, Security, Sanitation

Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), swore in the newly elected Chairmen of the Six Area Council and their Vice Chairmen on Tuesday in Abuja, in accordance with a court ruling.

Bello advised the Chairmen to focus on effective administration in order to meet the people’s needs and ambitions while speaking to them.

The Chief Judge of the FCT, Justice Hussaini Yusuf, who was represented by Justice Suleiman Belgore, administered the oath of office to the Chairmen and their vice-chairmen.

The minister also encouraged them to uphold the Oath of Office, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the FCT’s rules and regulations.

Bello said: ” The time of electioneering campaign is over. Now it is time to face and focus on good governance to ensure that electorate enjoy more dividends of democracy in the territory.

” You should accord priority attention to Primary Health Care (PHC) services; sanitation primary education and other basic social amenities,” Bello said.

Earlier, the Mandate Secretary for FCT Area Councils Services Secretariat, Alhaji Abubakar Dantsoho, also enjoined the chairmen to prioritize their area of concentration.

He said that: ” You were elected to perform and you are going to be judge by your performance. You can see about three of them were reelected if they have not perform well I’m sure they will not be elected by the electorate.

” So, it is a very big challenge, it is not a time for jamboree. It is time for governance and I urge them to do the best otherwise we will be out for them.

” At the FCT Area Council Services Secretariat we are very in charge of the area councils and we will be going after them, inspecting their programmes and whoever didn’t perform we will the law will take it cost.”

Meanwhile, the chairmen, while taking their Oath of Office pledged to defend the constitution of Nigeria and abide by the rules and regulations guiding the running of FCT without any fear or favour.

They also vowed to govern in fairness , devoid of discrimination to all residents, irrespective of political, ethnic or religious affiliations, even as they promised to discharge their duties in to the best of their abilities in honesty and integrity.

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