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FCT minister urges public office holders to be disciplined, focused

The minister said that public office required a tremendous amount of discipline.

• April 3, 2022
Mohammed Bello
FCT Minister Mohammed Bello

FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, has urged public office holders in the FCT Administration (FCTA) to be disciplined and remain focused while discharging their duties.

In a statement on Sunday, Anthony Ogunleye, an aide to the Minister, said Mr Bello made the call during the closing ceremony of a three-day retreat for political appointees of the FCTA.

The minister said that public office required a tremendous amount of discipline, saying ” as political office holders, you will find that most of that discipline has to come from your inner self.”

Mr Bello also enjoined them to imbibe the ability to resist the pressures from relations and associates to compromise their integrity and flout public service rules, especially in respect to the procurement processes and the acceptance of gifts.

He emphasised the need for them to open gift registers to document all gifts offered, received and by whom in full compliance with the extant rules and regulations.

Similarly, the minister reminded them that they were liable in the eyes of the law for all their actions while in public office.

Earlier, the Chief of Staff to the Minister, Bashir Mai Bornu, encouraged the political appointees to reaffirm their commitment to the FCTA and support the minister in the discharge of his responsibilities.


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