By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Administration, has honoured 31 retired Directors from 1st April to 30th June, 2023, for their remarkable contributions to the nation’s capital city.
The retired Directors are from the FCT Administration and the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) respectively.
At the ceremony held to honour the retired Directors, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, stated that their dedication and leadership have left an indelible mark on the FCT Administration in particular and the territory in general.
Mahmoud called on those who are still in service to carry forward the legacy of excellence they have left behind, just as she prayed that their well-earned retirement be filled with joy, relaxation, and new adventures.
“I have been informed that throughout their tenure, these Directors steered our ship through challenges, inspired teams, and played a pivotal role in our success.
“Their wisdom and experience have been the guiding force behind many achievements recorded today. These Directors have been mentors, friends, and pillars of support to many of us who are still in service.
“I can boldly say that their impact extends beyond boardrooms, as these persons we celebrate today have helped in shaping the very fabric of the FCT Administration and beyond”, she stressed.
While expressing gratitude for their unwavering commitments and commendable leadership, Mahmoud assured that the FCT Administration would continue to call on them for professional guidance.
“Though they may be retiring from official roles, their influence will endure,” she affirmed.
In his address, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, commended them for bowing out of service unblemished, noting that their conduct would be emulated by those still in service.
Adesola said: “For us to end like them, it is incumbent on us to continue discharging our duties in line with the extant laws and in accordance with the dictates of the Civil Service Rules, the ethics of the Service, as well as global best practices.”
He, therefore, charged those in service to make hardwork, integrity, honesty, loyalty, incorruptibility and professionalism their guiding light and principles as they continue in the delivery of excellent service and infrastructure to the public.
On her part, the Ag. Director Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, who spoke on behalf of the planning committee noted that the retired Directors have devoted themselves to upholding the values and mission of the Administration, demonstrating unwavering commitment and leadership throughout their distinguished careers.
She further noted that their hard work and guidance have undeniably left an indelible mark and have helped shape the Administration into what it is today.
The highpoint of the event was the presentation of gift items to deserving directors for their outstanding performance by the FCT Minister of State.