Minister links sustainable development to mentorship

By Daniel Tyokua

Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr. Ra­matu Tijjani Aliyu, has identified mentorship as key to sustainable development in any developing nation.

Aliyu who made the obser­vation when senior staff of FCTA/FCDA who hail from Ebira ethnic nationality of Kogi state paid her congratu­latory visit also noted that the indigenous people of the state have made a lot of sacrifice to the development of the Fed­eral Capital Territory.

She, however, tasked the se­nior staff of various secretariat within the directorate cadre to ensure that they mentor the younger generation for sus­tainable development, adding that most directors in the ser­vice will create a big vacuum whenever they exit from ac­tive service.

The minister commended the leadership qualities ex­hibited by the senior staff of FCTA/FCDA of Ebira ethnic group, noting that none of the members of the delegation has brought shame to the ad­ministration or the state in the discharge of his or her duties.

In his remarks, the leader of delegation and Acting Secretary of FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Mallam Musa Abdulrahim, said the purpose of the visit was to identify with the FCT Minister of State as an illus­trious daughter of Kogi state and to pledge their loyalty and support towards the success of her tenure.

Abdulrahim, used the oc­casion to inform the minis­ter that Kogi state indigenes constitute a large percentage of the workforce of the FCT Administration, stressing that Kogi people are very happy over the appointment of FCT Minister of State.

He expressed confidence that with the level of ver­satility the minister has demonstrated as well as her personality as a grassroot politician, the task of moving FCT forward in line with the next level agenda of the pres­ent administration would be much easier to achieve.

Abdulrahim, used the oc­casion to appeal to the min­ister to use her vintage posi­tion to showcase the rich and diverse cultures of Kogi state to the outside world, stress­ing that the music, dance, cuisine and even dressing appeal to the global commu­nity.

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