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Minister Challenges Corporate Bodies On Social Services

Source: EWACHE AJEFU, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF - thewillnigeria.com
PHOTO: FCT MINISTER, SENATOR BALA ABDULKADIR MOHAMMED.
PHOTO: FCT MINISTER, SENATOR BALA ABDULKADIR MOHAMMED.


ABUJA, August 31, (THEWILL) - Members of the organized private sector, corporate organizations and public-spirited individuals have been challenged to partner with the government in the provision of social services to the populace.

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed gave this challenge on Today at the Cyprian Ekwensi Centre, Abuja, while flagging-off a meeting with stakeholders on the sensitization for the provision and maintenance of public facilities in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Minister who was represented at the occasion by the FCT Minister of State, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (Rtd) remarked that areas like water supply, public conveniences, waste management as well as upgrading of the recreational facilities can be dwelt on for the common good of all.

He emphasised that the question of security is a collective responsibility as security agents can operate better with basic infrastructure provided as well as adequate information and therefore urged corporate organisations to also step into such area for effective partnership.

The Minister revealed that in order to promote dignity of labour, the FCT Administration intends to collaborate with the NYSC in environmental cleaning and also in data collation for effective planning.

According to him, "we shall very soon develop a comprehensive framework that will facilitate symbiotic relationship between government and the public in these areas".

He disclosed that the Administration also intends to encourage participatory leadership in the Federal Capital Territory and to join hands with all stakeholders towards infrastructural development, promotion of maintenance culture to enhance maximum utilization of appropriated funds.

He reiterated that the FCT Administration under him will from time to time convene such meetings to brainstorm on developmental issues and also think of possible means of solving our problems for the collective good.

Welcoming guests to the meeting, the FCT Secretary of Social Development Secretariat, Mrs. Blessing Onuh said that the meeting was aimed at sensitizing the public and the stakeholders on the maintenance of public facilities in the Federal Capital Territory.

She implored all residents of the Federal Capital Territory to work together to take Abuja to the next level as it concerns aesthetic and beautification where everyone can all be proud of.