Mr Muhammadu Bello, the newly appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday assumed duty at the FCT Head Office in Area 11, Garki.
The minister, who arrived at about 3p.m. left at about 4.30 p.m. after addressing over twenty directors and the media.
He advised them to work together to make the FCT better than the preceding ministers left it.
He said that while the services of a minister could be dispensed with civil servants would remain.
“Jobs like mine are transient and I hope that we will be able to achieve the mandate of Mr President.
“Our success and failure can easily be seen and both will affect the rating of Mr President by Nigerians,’’ he said.
Bello said that since the Permanent Secretary had just assumed duty, he should take his time to get used to the operations of the FCT.
“ Next Tuesday, we will resume. I think we will make FCT better than what we met,” he assured.
Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Dr Babatope Ajakaiye, assured the minister of the support of the staff of the FCT Ministry.
“We are confident that your coming will bring the necessary change and we will support you to achieve success,” he said.