President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his approval for the appointment of eight Mandate Secretaries to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). The announcement was made by the Director of Press in the office of the FCT Minister, Anthony Ogunleye, through a press statement released on Tuesday.
The newly appointed Mandate Secretaries and their respective areas of responsibility are as follows: Bitrus L. Garki as Secretary of the Area Council Services Secretariat, Lawan Kolo Geidam as Secretary of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, and Danlami Ihayyo as Secretary of the Education Secretariat.
Dr. Adedolapo A. Fasawe has been appointed as Secretary of the Health and Human Services Secretariat, while Barrister Salman Dako will serve as Secretary of the Legal Services Secretariat. Barrister Chinedum Elechi will oversee the Economic Planning, Revenue Generation, and Public-Private Partnerships as Secretary of the respective secretariat.
Arch. Uboku Tom Nyah has been appointed as Secretary of the Transportation Secretariat, and Alhaji Muntari Abdulkadir will serve as Secretary of the Social Development Secretariat.
The press statement further stated that the swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed Secretaries is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The event will take place at the International Conference Center in Abuja, commencing at 12 noon sharp.
These appointments speak to the commitment of the FCTA to ensuring effective governance and administration of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It is expected that the newly appointed Mandate Secretaries will bring their expertise and experience to bear in their specific areas of responsibility.
The FCTA plays a crucial role in the development and management of the capital city, and these appointments are an important step in furthering the goals and objectives of the administration. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's approval reflects his confidence in the capabilities of the individuals appointed to these positions.
As citizens, we look forward to witnessing the impact of these new appointments in the coming months and the positive contributions they will make towards the development and progress of the Federal Capital Territory.
The swearing-in ceremony presents an opportunity for these Mandate Secretaries to formally assume their roles and responsibilities, and it symbolizes the official commencement of their tenure.