Written by Austine ELEMUE

Indigenous Abuja youths make U turn, commend Bello

In an apparent twist of event, the Coalition of FCT Indigenous Associations, the umbrella body of all the indigenous organisations, has come out to commend the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, over what they described as "impactful leadership". 

The group had before now mounted criticisms on social media platforms to showcase the poor performance of the FCT Administration. 

However, the group in a press statement signed by its spokesperson, Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, stated that "this commendation by the indigenous people’s mouthpiece is not backsliding or twist of action against the usual criticisms often raised by the umbrella body when the need arises". 

The statement also stated that "the criticism is an affirmation of our democratic position of being the dispenser of unbiased checks between the government and the governed as allowed by the constitution of Nigeria. However, driven on the heels of this reality, the coalition will not fail to recognize and rain accolades in the midst of criticisms on the Honourable Minister of the FCT in certain areas of excellence achieved by his administration since assuming office.   

"We applaud the current leadership of Mal. Muhammad Musa Bello. No doubt, it has displayed some high level of administrative astuteness and sense of responsibility using tact and wisdom in tackling a myriad of prevailing challenges faced by the natives". 

The group called on the minister to sustain this policy of appointments and promotions based on merit and seniority especially as it pertains the indigenes who are duly qualified for these positions, just as he tasked the minister to address the issue of unemployment of suitably qualified indigenous youths in various agencies of the administration. 

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