Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello yesterday took over mantle of leadership of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) with a stern warning on heads of departments and agencies to live up to their responsibilities or be shown the way out.
Bello, who gave the warning when he received hand-over notes from the FCT permanent secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, also stated that his second term would not be wasted in cajoling staff to do their duties.
He said his administration this time will be a lot tougher than last administration where there was lots of laxity from FCT staff members.
Every agency will be expected to do its work and every head of agency will be held responsible and accountable. This time around, I will not be cajoling, lobbying, pushing you, begging you to do your work. Anybody that does his work will be part of the team and anyone that does not do his or her work will be kicked out.”
He also said attention will be placed on proper information dissemination which he said was inadequate in his first tenure.
While stressing the need for the monitoring of all secretariats, departments and agencies (SDAs), the minister explained that every minister has targets to achieve, while all heads of SDAs must do their part to ensure that those targets are met.
The FCT Minister has a lot of critics who believe he is too meek and feeble for the job. The current governor of kaduna state Nasir El Rufia set a very high standard which will be very difficult to beat in the FCT.