The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has pledged commitment to improve the living standard of residents through completion of ongoing infrastructure projects.
The minister made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
He noted that there would be service improvement across board, support for farmers and the strengthening of institutional framework for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as well as youth and women empowerment programmes.
“I assure you that this administration is working round the clock to launch the city into the circle of the best cities in the world in the near future,” he said.
The minister further said the administration was determined to improve lives through the completion of ongoing infrastructure projects and to initiate critical ones in the city, satellite towns and the rural communities.
He explained that the lessons of the Eid-el-Kabir were sacrifice and piety and that which the FCT residents had exhibited in great measure.
Bello urged residents of the FCT to use the Eld-el-Kabir to reinforce the values of peaceful coexistence that had been their hallmark and informed that security agencies would work tirelessly to ensure that the FCT was secure for all residents to enable them to go about their legitimate businesses.
He called on the residents to use the festive period to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders for security, prosperity and development, as well as for peaceful and successful elections in 2019. (NAN)