By: Wisdom Acka
The FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello has reiterated the support of the FCT Administration to actualization of the mandate of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) towards building a better nation through its intensive training programmes.
Bello gave this reassurance, while playing host to a delegation from NIPSS, that paid him a visit at the FCTA Secretariat.
His words: “I assure you that government is a continuum. Even after the end of my tenure, I assure you that the relationship between the FCT Administration and NIPSS will continue to grow”.
“And we also will appreciate as we try to translate policy into action, we will appreciate you on specific issues that many of your ALUMNI here have written on. Which we hope will go beyond reports and try to see it as part of the curriculum”, he added.
Appreciating their busy schedule, Bello tasked them on providing solutions to specific projects.
The Minister, while expressing appreciation for the support FCTA has received from NIPSS, noted that the trainings received by top FCTA staff, over the years, has impacted positively on the Administration.
“We want to convey our appreciation to the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies for the very robust engagements we have had over the last many years, particularly during my last tenure,” he said.
“Your slots to FCTA all these years have really added value to the work we do because each time they come back, they get elevated in the hierarchy and they also clearly show that they went to KURU….they are able to influence and control policy. That’s why very highly qualified men and women are sent to NIPSS and I can tell you that we are very appreciative”, Bello stressed.
Director General, NIPPS, Professor Ayo Chris Omotayo, who led the delegation earlier commended the Minister for the great strides made in the development of the FCT under his watch.
Describing the Minister as a “quantum of growth”, the DG added that Nigeria has successfully built a different capital other than the one left by the colonial masters, urging the Minister and his team not to relent in efforts to build a capital that will serve the nation.