18 November 2020 By Remi Johnson
A Non-Governmental Organization, Center For Ethics And Self Value Orientation, is to confer Good Governance Ambassadorial Award on the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu for her commitment in championing programmes that gives succor to people at the grassroots.
The Executive Director of the Center, Prince Salih Musa Yakubu who made this known to newsmen in Abuja said the decoration of the Minister would take place this week as an Ambassador of Ethics and Global Citizen of Conscience, and Integrity Icon of Nigeria.
Prince Yakubu who noted that the Center often engaged in secret independent assessment survey of individuals, public and private organization’s activities, said the award is coming in recognition of her transparency, accountability and tenacity in handing public office.
Prince Yakubu added that the Center on Field assessment survey visited 36 States of the federation and the FCT, with the Nation’s capital emerging 1st position in her empowerment and Social Investment Programmes since 2019 till date.
In an interview, the Special Assistant and Focal Person to FCT Minister of State on Social Investment Programme, Mrs Chinwendu Eteyen Amba expressed delight that the impact of the FCT social investment programme in the lives of the populace was noticeable.
Mrs Chinwendu assured that the Award would motivate her and all those attached to the FCT minister of State’s office to be more transparent and accoutable.
The Special Assistant to the Minister of State for FCT also itemised some of the activities that earned FCT 1st position to include: monthly conditional cash transfer to over 20,000 vulnerable households, school feeding programme covering over 76,000 primary school children, empowerment of women selected from the six area councils, generation of over 14,000 jobs through its N-power programme as well as transparency in the distribution of COVID 19 palliatives to targeted vulnerable people in the territory amongst others.
Her words: “I feel honoured…motivated that the society recognized our efforts. For us, we promise to continue to be transparent and accountable in everything we do.”