Kingsley Madaki, Abuja
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, has lambasted the Kuje Area Council Chairman, Shabban Tete for maintaining a dirty environment the areaa.
The Minister who was disappointed with the level of untidiness in the streets of Kuje, expressed his very strong displeasure when the council chairman appealed to the Minister for the completion of the Kuje-Gwagwalad road, saying that the city is unkempt.
Bello said this at Kayada Junior Secondary School, Kuje during the presentation of learning materials to indigent students of the FCT by the Nigerian Turkish international Colleges Foundation (NTIC) titled: ‘I Support a Child’s Education Campaign’.
The minister who responded to the request of Tete about the completion of the Kuje- Gwagwalada road, assured that the road will be completed but, “We are going to get you the road but make your city clean! Chairman, Kuje is very dirty, I think its a shame! I must tell you, our royal fathers. You have to create a chance to clear the city”
The minister further expressed his delight with the kind gesture of NTIC, adding that education is very important to the administration. “It is a means for our children to study harder and make us proud. We are delighted with TIC for their support,”
He however decry the poor performance of students in key national examinations- JAMB, WAEC and NECO; urging all stakeholders to work together in improving the education system. He tasks the Kuje chairman to make all schools in the area council qualitative, greener and conducive.
He noted that the school is too dry and lack green area. He therefore directed that trees and flowers be planted trees in the schools.
He further charged the teachers to improve on the performance of students at national examinations so pupils from the area council can compete favourably with other students in the country.
He further reiterated the need for other private company’s to emulate NTIC for the success of education.
While speaking, The chairman of Kuje Area Council, Hon Shabban Tete, appealed to the Minister to complete the Kuje- Gwagwalada road while expressing gratitude to God and Turkish International Colleges for picking a school in Kuje for the donation. He assured that the items will be judiciously put to use.
Director, Nigerian Turkish International Colleges Foundation, Mr. Fetullar Celik, said it is a day of joy for him to make this small donation of 13, 000 stationery to schools in Kuje, describing it as “significant” The educational packages according to Celik include stationery and the laws of Turkey. He prayed for peace and the prosperity of Nigeria.
Acting Secretary, Education Secretariat, Naomi Biki, commend the foundation, saying that this is not the first time the foundation is giving back to the society.