Written by Austine ELEMUE

Bello tasks area councils on primary healthcare

The immediate past minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged area council chairman in the territory to double efforts in providing primary healthcare, sanitation and education to people of their council to bridge gaps between those living in city centre and satellite towns. 

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Bello noted that with growing population in the territory, there is urgent need to improve on services at area councils to mitigate creation of two cities. 

He noted that those living in area councils also deserves good living through better infrastructure provision. 

The minister who served for almost three and half years charged the traditional council in the country especially FCT to connect to the teaming youths in their domain by opening channels of communications with youths on the need to end drug abuse, cultism, and other unpatriotic acts. 

The minister equally charged FCT Administration workers not to relent on the area of enforcement of relevant extant laws. 


He equally noted that with growing of the territory, operators of the city should continue to improve on security, enforcement and development.  

Earlier, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Ohaa, while reacting announced a parting gift approved by the minister. 

He revealed that the minister had a week to handover note approved the elevation of 42 Deputy Directors to the rank of directors, just as he charged them to put in their best with a view to repositioning the territory.     



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