The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Bello has commended while expressing profound appreciation to Sen. Abubakar Kyari for his excellent leadership and commitment to the development of the Federal Capital Territory during his regime as Chairman, Senate Committee FCT.
In a thank-you and congratulatory visit with a delegation of top management officials, Bello applauded Sen. Kyari as he recently assumed office as the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressive Congress while stating that the commendation is on the heels of how the latter conducted affairs of the FCT Senate Committee while maintaining cooperation with all management staff.
He said: “We are particularly delighted to identify and commend you especially on your recent elevation as the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressive Congress. It is a well-deserved feat because we are fully convinced that you are the right person for the job. In all our official encounters with you, you did it with dedication to duty and passion for the development of the Federal Capital Territory.
“We want to use this opportunity to congratulate you and wish you the very best. There is a say that a golden fish has no hiding place and for those of us who has known you for quite some time, you are well positioned to take up this responsibility. You have served as a public officer in various capacities -as Commissioner and Chief of Staff, and you have done very well also as a politician.
“You have served your state diligently, served the Senate diligently and now, by the grace of God, you are going to serve members of the party in the 19 States of the North, and by extension, the nation at large” the Minister added.
In his appreciation, Sen. Kyari revealed how he left the Senate with mixed feelings because at that time the Senate Committee on the FCT had laid down measures to bring about a lot of positive changes in the FCT particularly.
“Owing to dedication of the Hon. Minister and staff of the FCTA and FCDA, I hail the Bello-led FCT Administration for completing existing infrastructure and laying foundations for new ones, such as the Abuja’s Medical City, Greater Abuja Water Project and the Karshi Water Project which are some of the other legacy projects under the current FCT Administration.
Kyari however pointed out that the population explosion challenge which forced relocation of capital out of Lagos was currently facing the FCT and exerting undue pressure on existing facilities, stating that with the proactive steps taken now and others on the way, greater achievements are underway.