The Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory was established to perform the following functions:
To aid 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.