Why wives of traditional rulers in FCT are happy with Tinubu

FCT Mandate Secretary for Area Council Services Bitrus Garki

FCT Mandate Secretary for Area Council Services Bitrus Garki

By Ruth Oketunde

The Association of Wives of FCT Traditional Rulers has described the appointment of an Abuja native, Mr Bitrus Garki, as the Mandate Secretary for Area Council Services Secretariat as an affirmation of President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to promoting an inclusive society.

“The fact that an Indigenous person has been awarded this crucial position of leadership is a sign of progress.

“Mr Bitrus Lawrence will be a strong advocate for our people and the conservation of our land and resources, his appointment is considered as a positive step for FCT indigenes,” the Association said while commending President Tinubu over the appointment in a statement signed by Hajiya Halima Mohammed its Secretary and Sa’rauniyan of Karshi Chiefdom, on Tuesday in Abuja.

“The fact that an Indigenous person has been awarded this crucial position of leadership is a sign of progress.

“Mr Bitrus Lawrence will be a strong advocate for our people and the conservation of our land and resources, a his appointment is considered as a positive step for FCT indigenes.

“Indeed it demonstrates the government’s commitment to fostering a more inclusive society.

“We also wish to call on the FCT Minister to ensure that more indigenes are appointed to key positions in the FCT Administration,” she said.

President Tinubu approved the appointment of Mandate Secretaries for the FCT on Sept. 5.

Other newly appointed secretaries are Lawan Geidam (Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat), Danlami Ihayyo (Education), and Dr Adedolapo Fasawe (Health and Human Services Secretariat).

Others are Salman Dako (Legal Services Secretariat), Chinedum Elechi (Economic Planning, Revenue Generation and PPP), Uboku Tom Nyah (Transportation Secretariat), and Alhaji Muntari Abdulkadir (Social Development Secretariat).

President Tinubu has also received commendations when he recently included an Abuja indigene, Zephaniah Jisalo, among his ministerial nominees.

Jisalo, a former Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) thus became the first indigene of FCT to be appointed Minister since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999.

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