By Remi Johnson
Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister On Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement,(MI&E) Comrade Ikharo Attah says the Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has mandated the team to ensure that the city of Abuja is at par with other cities.
Comrade Attah made this known when the management team of the Independent Television (ITV) led by the General Manager, Mrs. Amber Olague paid him a visit in Abuja to congratulate him on his recent appointment.
Comrade Ikharo Attah, explained that to achieve the target, the team would be more tougher in enforcing sanctions against any defaulter towards reducing illegalities to the barest minimum .
Comrade Attah appealed to the media to work with the FCT Minister to create a world-class city.
He said; “I appeal to the media to join hands with the Minister to build a first-class city. The Minister is keen in keeping the city clean. He wants to see the city work like other cities across the globe. The Minister is keen in maintaining the dreams of the founding fathers. The Minister is keen in reducing illegality to the barest minimum and, if possible, eradicated. I want all the media organisations to join the FCTA to move the city to a point where history will be fair to everyone of us.”
Comrade Attah commended the management and founder of ITV, the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, for giving him the platform which God used to elevate him .
His Words: “I remain internally grateful to him for establishing ITV, where I worked to earn this appointment.
The SSA who spoke further of how his journalism work metamorphosed into an appointment , also promised to be a good Ambassador in the discharge of his duties.
“My appointment takes effect from September 19, 2019. When I came here to do a report, thinking I would get an exclusive for my media house, the minister pronounced me the task force chairman. I did not get the exclusive but was made a task force chairman. I quickly called the GM and told her that the minister had asked me to immediately become a task force chairman, and to my shock, the GM said Bravo! “Go ahead and do it,”
According to Attah, “From that day forward, we started the Traffic Management Team, stabilizing Nyanya, Dutse Alhaji, and before we could say Jack Robinson, it had metamorphosed into the COVID-19 Enforcement Team. She kept encouraging me to do it, and from COVID-19, we moved to City Clean Up, and she constantly followed me until I got to this point where I was appointed.” Am proud to say, I am an ITV employee. I am here on secondment …ITV is a breeding ground for leaders, professionals” Attah said.
Also, the Special Assistant to the FCT Minister of State on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, urged other journalists to put in their best wherever they find themselves.
His words: “…this appointment has sent a strong message to those who are coming behind. When God said, “I will bless the works of your hands,” it does not mean that you must work in NNPC, where ever you are put in your very best.” Elemue Advised.
Earlier in her remarks, the General Manager, ITV Abuja Station, Mrs. Amber Olague congratulated Attah Ikharo for being a worthy ambassador of ITV and pledged the support of the station to give him adequate publicity as he carries out his task diligently.
“…we didn’t regret that we sent you to cover the Villa and FCTA even though we knew that the job was enormous. I am sure it is clear to all those who are saying we are putting many feathers in one cap now, that you did discharge your duties to the extent that those we sent you to, decided to saddle you with a responsibility. “