FCTA vows never to let down senior citizens


By Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) has vowed never to let down retired senior citizens, noting that their sacrifices while in service were the pillars upon which the administration’s successes stand.

The Minister of state, FCT Dr. Mariya Mahmoud stated this Wednesday night, when 31 retired Directors from 1st April to 30th June, 2023, were honoured for outstanding contributions to the Administration. 

The Minister who noted that their dedication and leadership were remarkable and contributed to bringing the administration to its present enviable heights noted that the retiring Directors steered our ship through challenges, inspired teams, and played a pivotal roles in our success. 

“Their wisdom and experience have been the guiding force behind many achievements recorded today. These Directors have been mentors, friends, and pillars of support to many of us who are still in service”.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr. Olusade Adesola, said the retired senior citizens’ records of service were inspiring as it was unblemished, hence the need to celebrate them. 

“For us to end like them, it is incumbent on us to continue discharging our duties in line with the extant laws and in accordance with the dictates of the Civil Service Rules, the ethics of the Service, as well as global best practices”. 

The Acting Director Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, who headed the planning committee, explained that the administration was appreciating the sacrifices the retirees made, and also inspiring the young ones who are still in service. 

Ahmadu noted that workers’ morale is often boosted when they know that their commitment and contributions were being valued.

According to her, the presentation of gift items to the retirees was a token of appreciation for their outstanding performances.