FCT MINISTER SAYS FCTA HAS REDUCED INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT IN TERRITORY




ABUJA – The FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Sunday in Abuja said infrastructure deficit in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been reduced to the barest minimum.

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Mohammed who made this known in a Sallah message said the administration was able to solve some challenges of infrastructure through the support of the National Assembly.

He said efforts were also made through the Subsidy Re-investment Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) to boost infrastructure in the satellite towns and also complete some pending projects in the FCT.

The minister said in spite of the country’s present challenges, Nigeria is still a nation that could make progress.

“Nigeria can achieve its desire of being one of the best economies in the world in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity,’’ he said.

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Mohammed however congratulated Muslim faithful across the country, especially those residing in the FCT, on the completion of the Ramadan month.

“I want to implore the Muslim faithful to use this occasion to pray for the nation as it strives to overcome the current security challenges, and reflect on the lessons learnt during the month of Ramadan.

“They must continue to imbibe the teachings of Ramadan in their daily lives which are primarily premised on selflessness, sacrifice, patience, modesty and spirituality,’’ the minister said.

He called for prayers for the success of Nigeria’s leadership under President Goodluck Jonathan, saying “God should continue to give him the wisdom to steer the affairs of the country’’.

Mohammed also enjoined all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs and political inclination, to continue to live in peace and harmony with one another.

The minister however assured that all security outfits in the FCT had been adequately prepared to deal with any unexpected criminal activities during and after the festivity period. (NAN)

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