FCT Archives & History Bureau Gets New Director

By: Gyang Dakwo

A new Director, Mrs. Grace Hussaini-Adejo, has taken over the affairs of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Archives and History Bureau.

She takes over following the retirement of the former Director of the Bureau, Alhaji Mustapha Bagudu.

Addressing staff in her office, the new Director expressed her desire to reorganize the Bureau for efficient service delivery.

According to her, detailed information of all Secretariats, Departments and Agencies as well as the Area Councils from the inception of the FCT in 1976 will be archived for future generations.

She assured that historical facts about Nigeria will be properly researched and documented for students, researchers and tourists in line with its mission and mandate.

Speaking earlier, the former Director, FCT Archives and History Bureau, Alhaji Mustapha Bagudu appreciated cooperation given him while in office.

Bagudu recalled that upon assuming office as Director, he met the Bureau in a deplorable state and a non-existent archiving system but was able to turn the place around.

He stated that a 5 man working committee was set up to revive the Bureau as well as generate revenue.

The former Director said on his plan was to revive the Bureau’s Cyber cafe, which had long been neglected and expressed satisfaction that the place is now fully operational.

Bagudu revealed that the Kaduna Hall & the Pent House were also furnished during his time and made available for use by the general public at a token fee.

His words: “In the course of my tenure, I reorganized the photo gallery and the security of the Bureau.”

Meanwhile, the new Director began her educational journey from Baptist Transferred Primary School, Keffi and proceeded to Mada Hills Secondary School, Akwanga in 1977 where she obtained her GCE in 1982.
She attended the School of Preliminary Studies (SPS) Keffi and upon graduation in 1986, she went to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where she bagged a BSc in Business Administration in 1989.

Mrs. Grace Adejo, who started her career with the Finance Department of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) in January 1992, was born on the 18th October, 1964 in Keffi, Nasarawa State.