THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Tuesday, urged Christians nationwide, especially the residents of the territory to imbibe the virtues of humility, courage, honesty and love for one another which Jesus Christ epitomizes.
He, therefore, called for peaceful co-existence and harmonious living amongst all those who have made the FCT their home.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Anthony Ogunleye, and made available to newsmen in Abuja, the minister reminded them that the FCT is the symbol of Nigeria’s unity and that all residents had a duty to reflect that symbol by eschewing violence and embrace unite.
While asking that supplications be made to the Almighty for the good health and wisdom of leaders at all levels of government, the Malam Bello espoused residents of the FCT to use the joyous occasion to also pray for peace, security and economic prosperity across the territory.
He said the FCT administration always puts the wellbeing of all the residents as the focus of its developmental agenda, and then solicited the cooperation and support of residents for the success of all government programmes.
The minister expressed the appreciation of his administration to residents for their understanding and cooperation as the government implements the Safe, Functional and Efficient Traffic Management policy in Abuja.
Malam Bello reiterated that efforts were being made to reposition the public transportation system in the territory to better serve residents as discussions were ongoing with private-public transport operators to provide affordable and efficient transportation services.
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He also assured residents that arrangements have been made by the relevant agencies for the provision of adequate security during the Christmas holidays, and urged residents to obey all extant rules, especially traffic regulations, as well as observing the ban on the use of fireworks.