Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Christmas: FCT Minister calls for peaceful coexistence

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has enjoined Christians faithfuls, especially residents of the federal capital territory, to imbibe the virtues of humility, courage, honesty and love for one another which Jesus epitomizes.


Bello, in his Christmas message to residents of the territory called for peaceful co-existence and harmonious living amongst all those who have made the FCT their home.


While asking that supplications be made to the Almighty for the good health and wisdom of leaders at all levels of government, the Minister espoused residents of the FCT to use the joyous occasion to also pray for peace, security and economic prosperity across the Territory.


He reminded them that the FCT is the symbol of Nigeria’s unity and that all residents had a duty to reflect that symbol by eschewing all factors that tend to divide them and instead embrace those that unite.


He said the Administration, always puts the wellbeing of all residents as the focus of its developmental agenda and solicited the cooperation and support of residents for the success of all government programmes.


He expressed the appreciation of the FCT Administration to residents for their understanding and cooperation as the government implements the Safe, Functional and Efficient Traffic Management policy in Abuja.


According to him, efforts were being made to reposition the public transportation system in the Territory to better serve residents as discussions were on going with private public transport operators to provide affordable and efficient transportation services.


He also assured residents that arrangements have been made by the relevant agencies for the provision of adequate security during the Christmas holidays and urged residents to obey all extant rules, especially traffic regulations, as well as observing the ban on the use of fireworks.



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