By Millicent Umoru-O
The immediate past chairman, Kuje Area Council Abuja, Alhaji Abdullahi Galadima, has been appointed chairman of the Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme (SPWP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Galadima received the letter of appointment as signed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
According to the letter, the former council boss would be responsible for coordinating, planning and execution of the duties which included ensuring even representation of persons to be engaged in all wards across the six area councils in the FCT. It added that the chairman would ensure an even spread of all identified projects in the localities, and also develop and coordinate areas of collaboration with state and local governments. “The letter also reads: ‘‘as the chairman of the Special Works Programme in the FCT, you are expected to ensure proper documentation of the activities of the state committee and also ensure strict compliance with the guidelines of the programme,”.
Keyamo, while congratulating the chairman for the appointment, added that he would be answerable to his office through the zonal coordinators.