Mahmoud canvasses investment in intellectual development 

The Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Mariya Mamoud, has canvassed for investment in the intellectual development of staff to ensure  the growth and development of the territory.

The minister  stated this at the maiden edition of the FCTA book exhibition organised by the Department of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement (RC&SI).

Mahmoud identified books as windows to the world, offering insights, knowledge, and perspectives that transcend boundaries and time, adding that the importance of continuous learning cannot be overstated.

The minister who was represented by the permanent secretary, Social Development Secretariat, Hajia Asma’u Mukhtar, called on staff to equip themselves with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate the complex challenges of the present situation in order  to enhance the value proposition to provide the needed services to the residents of the FCT.

“This book exhibition serves as a testament to our commitment to fostering a culture of learning and growth within our administrative framework.

“It is a reflection of our belief that investing in the intellectual development of our staff is not just a noble endeavour but a strategic imperative.

“The diverse array of books on display covers a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from public administration and governance to urban planning, sustainability, economics, and beyond.

“Each volume holds within its pages the potential to inspire, educate, and empower us to become better leaders, decision-makers, and agents of positive change,” she stated.

Speaking in the same vein, FCT Head of Service, Dr. Samuel Attang, said books have always been a cornerstone of knowledge and wisdom, and their role in shaping minds and societies is unparalleled. 

Represented by the permanent secretary, Women Affairs, Mr. Adetoyi Rabiu Kolawale, the Head of Service said the theme of the exhibition; “Enhancing intellectual capacity for effective service delivery” underscores the critical link between knowledge and performance.

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