By Daniel Tyokua
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello has said the territory under his watch will do more in all the sectors through cost saving scheme.
He said the culture of proper saving if embrace would assist the FCT administration use its scarce available resources prudently, especially invest in all the sectors that will have direct bearing on the people.
The FCT disclosed this when the Surveyor General of the Federation, Ebisintei Awudu and his technical team paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the minister, said the idea of cost saving was part of efforts to save cost and improve services to residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The development, he said the FCT Administration is collaborating with the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation through the use of state-of-the-art equipment of the Surveyor General’s office.
According to the Minister, “leveraging on your facilities saves us having to do multiple investment in facilities that are already existing which we can easily utilize.
Bello commended the good work of Nigeria’s surveyors in the progressive development of the FCT since its inception, he pledged the willingness of the FCT Administration to partner with the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation for the achievement of the individual mandate of both organisations.
Earlier, Surveyor Awudu had called for more collaboration between his office and the FCTA, especially in the areas of conducting surveys and mapping.
The surveyor General also emphasized the need for FCTA to leverage on the very sensitive equipment of his office which, according to him, could help in identifying earth tremor locations even before they occur and their growth direction.
He charged government organisations to handle data generated from surveys with utmost care adding that such information should be solely in the custody of the Director of Survey in the organization. Awudu stressed that survey data in the wrong hands could be a threat to any organization or state.