The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Malam Muhammad Bello has urged the Igbo people resident in Abuja to continue to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister made the call when a delegation of the Igbo community resident in the Federal Capital Territory paid him a visit.
Bello emphasised that the continued support from all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political or religious inclinations is necessary to enable the President take Nigeria to greater heights.
He also urged them to extend that same support to all his appointees in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them deliver quality services to the residents as encapsulated in the Change Agenda of the Federal Government.
The Minister reiterated that his administration was working assiduously to make the Abuja light rail project operational by December 2017, adding that all the rail corridors would be developed to boost trade and commercial activities in the Territory.
According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule, said that the history of Abuja cannot be complete without the mention of the contributions of the Igbo traders.
He assured that his administration would continue to run an open door policy and all-inclusive government with all the strata of the society carried along to give every sector of the country a sense of belonging.
The Minister called for peaceful co-existence amongst all ethnic groups resident in the Federal Capital Territory, stressing, “We should maintain the tempo of the peace we are enjoying in Abuja”.
Bello used the occasion to admonish the residents of the Federal Capital Territory to always report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents, in order to nip in the bud any security breach.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and the Eze Ndigbo of Abuja, Eze Ibe Nwosu promised to maintain high degree of peace wherever they found themselves in the Territory and would continue to contribute to the economic development of Abuja.
Eze Nwosu asked the FCT Administration to carve out new layouts to develop new markets, in order to decongest the existing ones.
Eze Ndigbo appealed to the Minister to include the Igbo people resident in Abuja in Board appointments and other political appointments to give them a sense of belonging.