The Nation reports that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has urged residents to support the ongoing land reforms in the Federal Capital Territory. Bello said the reforms are meant to curb irregularities and ensure fairness and equity in land allocations.
This position was made known by the Head, Public Enlightenment Team, Mrs Josie Mudasiru during a courtesy visit to the Etsu of Kwali, HRH, Alhaji Dr. Shaban Audu Nizazo.
Mudasiru lauded the efforts of the FCT Minister in mobilising contractors back to site to complete previously abandoned projects in the FCT, his intervention in the educational sector, which has resulted in the takeoff of five new senior secondary schools in the next academic session and the completion of the Abuja University of Science And Technology.
Mudasiru said the duo of the Minister, and his Permanent Secretary, Dr Babatope Ajakaiye runs an inclusive government, hence the need to reach out to the people at the grassroots.
She urged the audience comprising of the representative of the Chairman, Kwali Area Council, Hon. Christopher Galadinma, The Market Women leader, Mrs Florence Ogidan, CAN chairman in Kwali, the Chief Imam of Kwali, District Heads, and Heads of Tribal Communities, to cooperate with the current reinvigorated immunisation campaign in the FCT so as to stamp out Polio in FCT and Nigeria.
She said, “We cannot achieve any meaningful development or progress without peace”.
Responding, the Etsu Kwali commended the effort of the Minister concerning peace and security, while urging him to do more.
The royal father said Nigerians need each other and any tribe asking another tribe to vacate their land is pure nonsense.
According to him, anyone who witnessed the civil war in Nigeria will not wish for a repeat of devastation. “People do not know the implications of hate speeches as no part of the country will have it good in the event of another civil war”.
He urged everyone, especially the youths to be their brother’s keeper, and thanked the administration for operating an open door policy.
The team which had earlier been received at Kwali Area Council by the Head of Administration, went on a walk round the Market and shopping area to have a one on one interaction with the masses.
Source: The Nation