The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, Tuesday said the administration always ensures that the six area council chairmen get their full monthly allocation as and when due, in order for them to execute meaningful projects for their people.
The minister disclosed this at the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign ahead of the March 16 council poll in Kuje area council.
He, however, expressed satisfaction with the performances of the chairmen in their respective area councils, adding that they have been executing meaningful projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the residents.
"I and my counterpart always make sure we give them their due allocations at right time. We don't take their money in the name of joint account," he said.
He promised to ensure that contractors get back to site to complete the rehabilitation of Kuje-Gwagwalada road, adding that the proposed Abuja city gate will also be shifted close to Kuje.
He urged the party's candidate in the area, Shaban Tete, to build on the good works of the outgoing chairman if elected.
Earlier, chairman of Kuje area council, Danladi Etsu Zhin, said his administration has provided meaningful projects to better the lives of residents of the council, adding that there are five ongoing projects in the council with the support of the FCT senator, Philip Tanimu Aduda and FCT minister of state, Olajumoke Akinjide.
He commended the FCT minister for his support towards some projects such as Court of Appeal and fencing of the council's mini-stadium.
Also speaking, FCT PDP chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Yunusa Suleiman, noted that the performance of the PDP-led administration of Danladi Etsu Zhin, within the last six years will no doubt, serve as motivation for the people to vote for the party during the poll.
In his remark, the chairmanship candidate of the council, Mr. Shaban Ishaku Tete, thanked the party stalwart for conducting free and fair primaries, where he emerged as the party flag bearer and pledged to continue the good work of the outgoing chairman of the council if elected.
The flag-off campaign also witnessed the presence of FCT minister of state, Olajumoke Akinjide, former FCT PDP chairman, Alhaji Alhassan Gwagwa, party chairmen from the six area councils and traditional rulers.
The party's flags were later presented to the party's chairmanship candidate in Kuje as well as the ten councillorship candidates.