Encomium trails retired FCTA staff

August 9, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

A former federal legislator, Aliyu Saki, (SAN) has urged staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), to emulate commitment and dedication to Service of Mohammed Abubakar Lawal. Lawal, retired as a Deputy Director in the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). Saki, who is a former House of Representatives member, said this at the send Read More

Prostitution: FCTA fighting a lost battle?

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

Despite promulgation of laws and efforts to clampdown on prostitutes in the FCT they have simply refused to go away. Is the authority fighting a lost battle? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this report. In 2013 the FCTA launched war against prostitution following the promulgation of a law making it unlawful for anyone to engage in or patronise commercial sex workers. Read More

FCTA’s parks’ restrictions: Dire implications for businesses

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Abuja is basically a civil service territory unlike Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and other major cities. Apart from the civil service, small scale businesses sustain residents. In this piece, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on how these businesses are groaning under the new parks policy. Abuja residents woke up a fortnight ago to the disturbing news about the restriction of parks and recreation Read More

Nightlife: FCTA clampdown on parks, gardens, in whose interest?

July 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The FCTA Parks and Recreation Policy which mandates park and garden operators to close shops by 7pm has continued to generate mixed reactions among residents. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA examines the enforcement of the policy and asks: In whose interest? It is no longer news that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) just handed down a new enforcement which Read More

FCTA and the N29bn ground rent

July 3, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

When the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, inaugurated the debt recovery committee on ground rents, it was with mixed feelings, many hailed it that property owners must pay the necessary bills, others are of the view that they needed more time. But whatever yardstick is used, the FCTA needs the money to provide the necessary infrastructure for the good of Read More

NYG: Jubilation as FCTA doles out cash reward to athletes

June 30, 2022 Editor 0

Up to 65 under-15 Abuja athletes who took part during 2021 National Youth Games (NYG) have been rewarded by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). The athletes who still in secondary were full of joy and appreciation as those who won gold medals got N150, 000 each. Each of the silver medalists smiled home with N100, 000 while each bronze Read More

Relief as new FCT council chairmen resume duty

June 16, 2022 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Newly elected Abuja area council executive chairmen and councillors resumed duty on Wednesday in the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) after three months of uncertainty and suspense caused by a High Court order which stopped the handover process. The executive members, who were elected February 12, 2022 were sworn into office on Tuesday by the Read More

SERVICOM bags FCTA outstanding performance award

June 15, 2022 Binta Shama 0

In line with the Federal Government Performance Management System, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Tuesday, organised its Staff Recognition Award 2022 and SERVICOM emerged as one of the ‘outstanding performance corporate bodies and development partners,’ for contributing to the development of Nigeria. Speaking to journalists, the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, said the award is part on the Read More

New area councils’ chairmen for inauguration Tuesday – FCTA

June 10, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it would inaugurate the newly-elected chairmen for the six area councils of the territory on Tuesday in compliance with the order of the FCT High Court, Kubwa. The FCTA permanent secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, disclosed this when he addressed FCT youth who were protesting the delay of the inauguration on Friday in Read More

FCTA pledges commitment to smooth Hajj operations…Lifts 410 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stated that it was committed to ensuring that the FCT contingent to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj operation got the best treatment comparable to any other state of the federation or even the world. The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, stated this while addressing Read More

Exclusive: Activist Deji Adeyanju emerges ZLP Reps candidate in FCT

June 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular Abuja-based activist, Deji Adeyanju, has emerged as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the House of Representatives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT South), Blueprint report. Adeyanju emerged unopposed after screening and meeting all the requirements of the party in line with the Electoral Act as ammended. A dependable source who confided in Blueprint correspondent Read More

FCTA, Dei-Dei market violence and area council chairmen’s tenure extension

May 25, 2022 Danladi Akilu 0

The unfortunate violence that engulfed the Dei-Dei building materials market in Abuja on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and the ill-conceived ruling of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court that retroactively granted a one-year tenure extension to the six FCT Area Council chairmen are two major events that have continued to dominate discussions in the nation’s capital. While one has Read More

Dei-Dei mayhem: FCTA raids Jiwa forests, arrests 15 suspects

May 24, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As part of measures to calm the tension that followed the bloody clash at Dei-Dei, resulting in loss of lives, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Tuesday commenced intensive raid of all the forests around Jiwa, Dei-Dei and its environs. No fewer than 15 suspects were arrested during the raid. A week after the mayhem, residents of Dei-Dei and the Read More

[Breaking] Electoral Act: FCT Minister suspends inauguration of newly elected area council chairmen, councillors

May 19, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Musa Bello Muhammad, has announced the suspension of scheduled inauguration of newly elected chairmen and councillors of the six area council. The event is meant to take place on Thursday May 19, 2022. This was disclosed in a terse press statement personally signed by the Minister on Thursday morning. Part of the Read More

FCTA demolishes Area 11 mini market… traders, workers worried

May 17, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Traders were visibly worried as the FCT Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation demolished a mini market on the land belonging to National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) in Area 11, close to FCT administration secretariat. During the demolition exercise Monday, tagged ‘city clean up’ the traders, mostly food vendors, told journalists that they were given three months by the taskforce Read More

Pictures: Why FCTA demolished ex-Tonto Dikeh’s lover’s mansion

The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) has disowned Prince Joseph Kpokpogiri after the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) pulled down his multi- million naira Mansion in Abuja on Saturday morning.  Officials of FHA, alongside its Managing Director, Gbenga Ashafa visited the site of the doomed building three days ago, in company of some top management team of FCTA. They said the plot of Read More

FCTA distributes N3.9bn to LGAs, stakeholders as March allocation

May 12, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other stakeholders have shared a total sum of N3,965,107,151.48 billion as statutory allocation for the month of March, 2022. The figure which indicates an increase in revenue from, N3,592,846,301.74 billion disbursed in the month of February 2022 to N3,965,107,151.48 billion in the month of March, 2022, representing about 10.36 percent increase. Minister of State, Read More

Sanitation: FCTA meets security commanders, reviews enforcement strategies

May 6, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Friday met with commanders of different security agencies and heads of other organisational components of both the Joint Task Force and the Command and Control Secretariat. Blueprint gathered that the meeting became necessary in view of the need to scale up enforcement of laws and rules of engagement, while handling city clean-up and Read More

FCTA stakeholders meet to find Lasting solution to roadside trading

April 28, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has engaged stakeholders on the Maitama Ultra Modern Market popularly known as Kubwa Village Market to find a lasting solution to the lingering roadside trading and traffic gridlock. The stakeholders comprised of officials of the FCTA, Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement , Comrade Ikharo Attah, Special Assistant to Read More

2022 faming season: FCTA/NiMeT sensitise farmers on climate prediction

March 31, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In preparation for the start of the new farming season, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in collaboration with the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMeT) Tuesday sensitised farmers on the 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), so as to improve their yields. In particular, several FCT farmers/other stakeholders drawn from the six area councils of the Territory were informed on the expected Read More

FCTA unveils new guidelines for school operations

March 29, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In furtherance to its effort towards the delivery of quality education to residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has unveiled new guidelines for school operations. The guidelines, developed by the FCT Education Secretariat has detailed operational manual that gives direction to school heads and teachers when they assume leadership positions and duties, as well as serve as Read More

We won’t tolerate indolence, FCTA warns area councils 

March 21, 2022 Muhammad Abdullahi 0

The Administrative Secretary FCT Area Councils Service Commission, Alhaji Usman Baba Ado, has advised departmental heads of the six area councils to adhere strictly to civil service rules and procedures in their dealings with the elected council chairmen. He gave the admonition in his office while urging them to remember that the politicians will come and go, but the civil Read More

FCTA empowers 600 youth with farming technology

March 10, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

No fewer than six hundred youth of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been empowered with practical skills in Greenhouse farming technology, targeted at propelling them to gainfully venture into agriculture sector. The youth, drawn from the FCT agriculture based youth groups across the six area councils were comprehensively engaged in a two-day capacity building on Green-house management practices, Read More

FCTA yet to open up Agricultural budget making processes for women farmers – Group

March 10, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the World to mark the International Women’s Day, the Food and Agriculture Program Coordinator for ActionAid Nigeria , Azubuike Nwokoye has decried that the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) is yet to open up the Agricultural Budget Making processes such that smallholder women farmers can participate. Azubike noted this when the FCT chapter of Read More