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Bello Charges FCTA Staff On Transparency, Accountability

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 Joel Ajayi

The Honourable Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged on civil servants in the FCTA to be transparent and eschew all acts of corruption in the discharge of their responsibilities while calling on them to work as a team to meet the mandate of the FCTA.

He said this while receiving briefing from the FCTA Department of Treasury as part of his meetings with heads and management staff of Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) of the FCTA.

The Minister also expressed satisfaction with the overall performance of the Treasury Department, especially with the prompt payment of salaries and emoluments of workers, as well as contractors and pensioners.

He commended the efforts of the Department for the sanitization of the payment procedures as matured bills are now being paid as and at when due. While asking the Department to consolidate on its good work, the Minister also asked it to work with revenue generating departments and agencies to improve the internally generated revenue profile of the FCTA.

Malam Bello had hitherto expressed concern about the low revenue profile of some of the revenue generating Departments and Agencies of the FCTA and charged them to work out modalities for improving their revenue generating capacity. He also tasked them to ensure that all sources of revenue leakages within the system are effectively sealed.

In his presentation, the Director of Treasury, Ishyaku Ismail said that the Treasury Department has been able to entrench fairness, transparency and accountability in the settlement of capital projects liabilities and the constitution of the Revenue Monitoring Committee to ensure improved revenue generation and control.

In attendance at the meeting were the Honourable Minister of State Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Permanent Secretary Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa as well as the heads of the various Divisions of the Treasury Department.

 

 

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FCTA Vow to Purnish landlord for drilling borehole on pedestrian walkways

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Wednesday said it would prosecute a landlord and four other persons for destruction of public property within an Abuja estate.

It was gathered that, a landlord of House No. 4, Sani Zangon Daura St., off Bala Muhammad Way, Guzape District, Abuja, allegedly commissioned a company to drill a borehole on a walkway.

FCTA Director, Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, who led the operation, frowned at level of destruction of public property by developers and landlords.

Galadima warned that the FCTA would not hesitate to use relevant laws to prosecute violators.

According to him, the residents woke up to find some people drilling borehole on their road. They drilled the borehole on the pedestrian walkway; in fact my heart is pained.

“This is a serious damage to the environment. Definitely we are going to prosecute him. That is why we are in liaison with Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and other relevant agencies to prosecute the offenders.

“This is damaging public property. This is vandalism. This is an opportunity for me to warn other developers that we will not accept this from any developer.”

Galadima said that the FCTA would resist any attempt by any developer to use pedestrian walkway to drill borehole.

On his part, AEPB’s Head, Monitoring and Enforcement, Malam Kaka Bello, said the board would corroborate with FTCA to prosecute the alleged culprit.

However, FCTA authorities apprehended Donald and three of his colleagues, including a gateman for further questioning.

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