By: Wisdom Acka
FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has charged all FCT residents, especially Christian faithfuls to show love, remember the poor and live in peace with one another.
The Minister gave this charge in a Easter message he personally signed and released to the media Saturday.
Bello tasked residents to reflect on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, especially on the principles and virtues of self-denial for the greater good of the society.
The statement reads in part: “As we celebrate with our loved ones, let us remember those who are less fortunate, and extend a hand of kindness to them. Let us continue to show love and support to our neighbors, regardless of our differences, and work towards building a stronger and more united community”.
His words: “Permit me to use this opportunity to once again remind residents that the FCT was founded on the principles of unity, peace and love for the country with a strong belief that we, as a nation and a people, share a common destiny.”
“Let us as residents of the Center of Unity remember that we are obliged, by our actions and utterances, to preach the message of unity, tolerance and peace”, he said.
Commending FCT residents for demonstrating belief in these principles through “their random acts of kindness towards one another, regardless of ethnic or religious differences”, Bello urged: “Let us be strengthened and encouraged by the significance of the Easter season to continue along this path”.
He also called on all residents, especially the Christians to pray for the smooth transition of power on May 29th, following the conduct of the 2023 elections, shove all political differences and re-connect with friends, neighbours, colleagues and other residents and focus on “building a strong, virile and indivisible nation with Abuja at its center”.
Charging the residents to be security conscious during the festive period, he reaffirmed the FCT Administration’s commitment to building a world class city Nigerians would be proud of, even as he solicited cooperation of the citizenry to do so.
The Minister, therefore, appealed to all residents to always abide by rules and regulations, especially those relating to traffic, environmental and development.