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Bwari Council Chairman pledges commitment to working with FCT DOAS
• Appeals to FRSC to Sensitize Rural Dwellers on road usage

15tH Jul, 2019 | By Emmanuel Tortiv | ||

Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Hon. John Gabaya has pledged to work closely with the FCT Department of Outdoor Advertising and Signage (DOAS) to boost revenue generation in the area. Similarly, Hon. Gabaya has appealed to FCT command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps to intensify efforts to save lives of rural motorists by carrying out regular sensitizations on the use of roads in order to reduce avoidable accidents.

These two separate statements were issued last week at the Council Secretariat by the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, Mr. Patrick Odey Awusha. Hon. Gabaya made the statement when he received DOAS Management Team led by the Director, Baba Gana Adam in his Office last Wednesday. In his remarks, the Director of DOAS, Dr. Baba-Gana Adam said they were in the Council to felicitate with the Chairman and to seek for better working relationship between DOAS and Bwari Area Council.

The Director explained that since becoming a Department in the Federal Capital Territory Administration in 2012, DOAS had lived up to its primary responsibilities of regulating and endorsing every outdoor advertisement in the Territory. Dr. Adam however lamented the poor state of DOAS Office in the Area Council insisting that he will not use ad hoc staff to do DOAS' job.

In his response, Bwari Area Council Chairman pledged to work with DOAS in order to boost the revenue base of the Area Council. The statement quoted the Chairman as saying he will visit the office and ensure it becomes habitable for the staff.

In another development, Hon. Gabaya, who was at the FCT Command Office of the FRSC, lamented the increase of road accidents in the area, blaming the rising ugly trend on Igu-Shere road mainly on lack of awareness and ignorance of roads users in the area, a situation, he said, called for urgent attention of FRSC Officials to intervene to stem the unfortunate development.

The statement concluded that most road users in the area apart from exhibiting crass ignorance about road signs and symbols indulge in drink driving and in most cases engage in dangerous driving without head lights in the night.

News Update

The Minister said these after a meeting of the FCT Security Committee which comprises heads of the police, military and para-military formations in FCT as well as Area Council Chairmen and religious leaders.

The cheery news is coming as Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu will headline a distinguished galaxy of stakeholders for the FCT pension stakeholders retreat this week.

Finally last week, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) took over managing and operating the newly- completed Nigeria-Korea Model School in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his Administration will continue to fashion policies designed to ensure employment and security of all citizens, especially the youth.

Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has decried the lynching of three suspected traffic robbers popularly known as 'One chance' in Dutsen Alhaji area of Abuja last week.

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) always makes public the allocations in line with President Muhammadu Buhari's Change Agenda which harps on transparency, anti-corruption and accountability, tenets which FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has made his beacon.


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