The FCT Minister is appointed by the Federal Government to properly manage and administer Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Abuja became the official seat of government on December 12, 1991, under the leadership of General Ibrahim Babangida.

During this time, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) was also set up as the organization responsible for the management of the territory. And to lead the organization, a Minister is usually appointed by the President.

In this post, you’ll learn all you need to know about the FCT Minister.

Current FCT Minister In 2023

muhammad musa bello fct minister

The current minister of the Federal Capital Territory in 2023 is Muhammad Musa Bello. He was appointed in May 2015 by President Buhari and has remained a serving minister since then. He is deputized by Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who is the Honorable FCT Minister (State).

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Born on 8, January 1959, Mohammed Musa Bello (CON) is a Nigerian banker and an indigene of Adamawa State. His father, Alhaji Musa Bello, was the Managing Director of Northern Nigeria Development Company (from 1970 to 1976) and was a trusted friend of President Buhari.

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Bello attended Barewa College before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria where he bagged a degree in Management (Banking and Finance) in 1980 as well as an MBA in the same field.

He spent over 20 years in the corporate sector, working at Habib Bank Plc, ICON Merchant Bank Plc, J.P. Morgan, and several top-ranking firms.

FCT Minister Muhammad Musa Bello conferred with the National Honours Award CON by President Buhari

In October 2022, he was conferred with the national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

FCT Minister Address & Phone Number

Here’s the office address, contact email, and phone number of the current FCT minister.

Address: Plot 1, Kapital Street, Area 11, Garki, FCT Abuja
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +2348099936312, +2347080631500

List of Former FCT Ministers (1976 – Date)

Since its emergence in 1976, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria has been led by government-appointed Ministers to oversee the administration of the region.

Here’s a complete list of the former Ministers of FCT from 1976 till date.

NamePeriodParty
Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun1976 – 1979
John Jatau Kadiya1979 – 1982NPN
Iro Abubakar Dan Musa1982 – 1983NPN
Haliru Dantoro1983 – 1983
Mamman Jiya Vatsa1984 – 1985
Hamza Abdullahi1986 – 1989
Gado Nasko1989 – 1993
Jeremiah Timbut Useni1993 – 1998
Mamman Kontagora1998 – 1999
Ibrahim Bunu1999 – 2001PDP
Mohammed Abba Gana8 February 2001 – 17 July 2003PDP
Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai17 July 2003 – 27 July 2007PDP
Aliyu Modibbo Umar27 July 2007 – 29 October 2008PDP
Muhammadu Adamu Aliero17 December 2008 – 8 April 2010PDP
Bala Mohammed8 April 2010 – 29 May 2015PDP
Mohammed Musa Bello2015 – DateAPC
FUN FACT: Among all FCT ministers listed above, it was only Lieutenant General Muhammad Gado Nasko (former military governor of Sokoto State) that “ruled” as the minister in Lagos and Abuja. This was because he served during the year (1991) when the seat of government was permanently relocated from Lagos to Abuja.

FAQs About FCT Minister

Here are some frequently asked questions about the FCT Minister.

Who is the FCT state minister?

The Honorable Minister of State FCT is Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu. She deputizes Muhammad Musa Bello who was appointed in May 2015 by President Buhari.

What is the name of the FCT permanent secretary?

The current FCT Permanent Secretary is Sir Adesola Olusade. He assumed duties in September 2022 after the receipt of handover notes from the former Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa in a ceremony.

Final Words

In conclusion, the Federal Capital Territory has witnessed the administration of 16 FCT Ministers since its creation in 1976. And the current FCT Minister in 2023 is Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, who was appointed in 2015.

Let me know if you have any questions by dropping a comment in the comment section below.

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