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Give us minister, FCT indigenes tell Jonathan

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA— INDIGENES of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Tuesday rose from a meeting in Abuja with a call on the Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan to consider them in the selection and appointment of ministers into the Federal Executive Council, FEC.

Speaking under the aegis of “the Movement for the Development of Abuja, MDA,” the group stressed that the nominees for the FCT should be drawn from the pool of indigenous politicians that understand the problems associated with the FCT.

The group’s spokesman, Mr Yakubu Gam, who noted that the FCT should be fairly treated politically this time, said only a minister with sufficient knowledge of the people, especially with administrative ideas and who can implement government policies concerning FCT with little or no difficulty should be the one for the position.

According to the group, the creation of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, was aimed at providing a conducive capital city for all to live irrespective of their creed, status and race harmoniously, adding, “the dream of the founding fathers of the territory has not been met almost forty years after its creation, as a result of a fundamental gap created by succeeding governments over the years in ministerial appointments for the FCT.


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