Welcome to FCT
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) was created on 31st December 2004 following the scrapping of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory (MFCT). Since its establishment, the FCTA has been administered by the following Ministers.
· Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai 2004 – 2007
· Dr. Aliyu Moddibbo Umar 2007 – 2008
· Sen. Mohammed Adamu Aliero 2008 - Feb. 2010
·Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed CON (Current)
The establishment of the Federal Capital Territory Administration is one of the key elements of the Administrative reforms of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to reposition the FCT towards enhanced service delivery.
The reforms brought about significant changes in the administrative structure of the FCT. In line with this, Seven (7) new Mandate Secretariats were created. These are:
· Education Secretariat
· Transport Secretariat
· Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat
· Health and Human Services Secretariat
· Social Development Secretariat
· Legal Services Secretariat
· Area Council Services Secretariat
The establishment of the Secretariats heralded the appointment of non-career civil servants into mainstream administration of the FCT. The idea was aimed at bringing governance closer to the people by limiting the administrative bottlenecks that hitherto slowed down developmental process of the FCT.
On 29th October 2008, following a cabinet shake-up of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Mr. Aderemi Babalola, Minister of state, Finance was appointed to supervise the FCTA. He formally took over the mantle of leadership on 30th October 2008. However, on the 17th December, 2008 following the re-constitution of the FEC, Senator Mohammed Adamu Aliero was formally sworn in as the 14th Minister of FCT which he was until Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the then Vice President of Nigeria, became Acting President.
The Acting President then dissolved, re-constituted the FEC and appointed a serving legislator from Bauchi South constituency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed as the 15th Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. He has since assumed duty on the 6th of April, 2010 and has spared no time but working assiduously on efficient service delivery and the development of the Territory with listening ears to any cry of the people.