FCT Allocates Over 300 Plots Of Land To Workers – FCT Minister



In his valedictory address, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Sen. Bala Mohammed, said that in keeping with the obligation of the commitment FCT to workers, the authority had in the course of his tenure allocated over 300 plots of land to long service award and deserving officers in the FCT and had gone ahead to institutionalise the award as overall incentive to deserving officers who have served the nation meritoriously.

According to him, the gesture was also in acknowledgment of the commitment of the President Jonathan’s administration for workers welfare under the transformation agenda.

In addition to that, he said several policies had been approved to improve workers welfare and economy in general, noting that the nationwide housing scheme, which had commenced in Lugbe and various part of the country remained the flagship of the present administration’s commitment to workers welfare.

The scheme, he said, was aimed at ensuring adequate housing for workers, not only in the FCT but across the federation.

According to him, the scheme is a collaborative venture between the Federal government, NLC and TUC, and designed for workers to become eventual owners of the houses through their rents.

On job creation, Mohammed said the present administration had in various way opened job creation avenues through incentives such as the SURE-P and various infrastructural projects, which he said had generated employment for teaming youths.

As a worker friendly administration, he stated that his administration had constituted a workers welfare committee charged with the mandate of assuaging the pains and sufferings of workers engaged in hazardous activities.

His words: “Every nation that strives for greatness must give pride and dignity to workers. As we gather here today, I will like to commend the contribution of NLC, TUC in the stability of our nation by steering the leadership of the nation.’’

While promising to leave behind an arrears free administration, he assured that the administration would ensure the opening of alternative corridors like Abuja-Nyanya and Karishi-Apo roads to ease the suffering of residents before the end the current administration.