The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday inaugurated Mandate Secretaries for the FCT Administration.
The Mandate Secretaries inaugurated are Mr Mr Bitrus Garki, Secretary, Area Council Services Secretariat, Mr Lawan Geidam, Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat and Mr Danlami Ihayyo, Secretary, Education Secretariat.
Others are Dr Adedolapo Fasawe, Secretary, Health and Environment Services Secretariat, Mr Salman Dako, Secretary, Legal Services Secretariat, Mr Chinedum Elechi, Secretary, Economic Planning, Revenue Generation and Public Private Partnership.
Mr Uboku Nyah was also inaugurated as Secretary, Transportation Secretariat.
Inaugurating the secretaries in Abuja, Wike stressed the need to address issues affecting delivery of services in FCT Administration particularly procurement process.
He said, “Transparency, efficiency, and accountability must become the cornerstones of our administration.
“As mandate secretaries, your role in this journey of transformation is pivotal. You are not only advisors but also leaders and implementers of our policies.
“You have a duty to translate our vision into tangible actions that will shape the future of the FCT.
“Our President has entrusted us with the monumental task of rebuilding and developing the FCT into a world-class city.
“To achieve this, we must address several key areas that are essential for the progress of our city and the well-being of our residents.
Wike said that the FCT Administration would give due attention to the development of satellite towns.
The minister identified public transportation as a major challenge that must be addressed comprehensively.
According to him, no modern city can function effectively and efficiently without a reliable and comprehensive public transportation system.
He reiterated the Administration’s commitment to establishing an integrated and efficient transport network that meets the needs of residents.