The FCT Administration has said it will continue to collaborate with various security agencies and other stakeholders to improve the security of lives and property in and around the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello gave this assurance during the FCT Security Committee meeting in Gwarinpa I District (Life-Camp), Abuja.
The meeting was attended by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, FCT police Commissioner, FCT Director of DSS, the Nigerian Army (Guards Brigade & Garrison Command), Nigeria Air Force, Nigerian Navy, Customs, Immigration, NSCDC, Prisons, FRSC, NDLEA, all the FCT Area Council Chairmen, Chairman, FCT Council of Chiefs, representatives FCT CAN and Abuja National Mosque, Acting Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council as well as all Acting Secretaries of FCT Mandate Secretariats.
The Minister further said the Administration would continue with efforts being made to ensure compliance with the various regulations on street hawkers, Commercial Motorcycles (Okada), Tricycles (Keke Napep), unpainted taxis and commercial sex workers in the Territory.
Malam Bello while noting the shortage of Police personnel and security vehicles in the Area Councils, called on the Council authorities to do more in assisting the security operatives in the surveillance of the various security flashpoints in the their respective domains.
The Minister, however, called on religious leaders, traditional and political authorities to put in more efforts in sensitizing and mobilizing the people in the fight against poliomyelitis in the capital city.
He charged the security agencies to equally facilitate immunization in some communities, which have been unreachable due to security challenges.
While stressing the need to intensify efforts against the upsurge of counterfeit currencies, particularly foreign currencies, the Minister advised FCT residents and other travelers to always source their foreign currency from credible channels in the FCT.
He promised that the FCTA would liaise with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing to continue with the rehabilitation of the failed portions of the Nyanya/Keffi road to ensure free flow of traffic in that axis.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Friday, March 31, 2017.