Aliyu, who presided over the 149th Joint Area Councils Allocation Committee (JAAC), described the December 2020 allocation as a great improvement of over N 1 billion above the previous allocations to the councils.
The meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello also had in attendance the Honourable Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, the National Incidence Manager of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, political, traditional and religious leaders as well as heads of the various security agencies in the FCT.
In his remarks during the event, Malam Bello said that the programme in which 21,000 young men and women from the 21 local government areas of the State will be constructively engaged for 3 months, is intended to mitigate the negative socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The minister who made the call when she visited victims of the Kugbo inferno, also commended critical stakeholders for the prompt response, stressing that the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited shows that much would be achieved by doing things together.
This was disclosed by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello during the Valedictory Court Session in honour of Hon. Justice Ishaq Usman Bello who retired as the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called for public support for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies in the country.
On behalf of the entire management and staff of the FCT Administration, I hereby wish all residents of the Federal Capital Territory, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.