The FCT Administration will continue to support Para-military agencies operating in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them perform their statutory functions.
The Minister made this disclosure while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian Prisons Service, FCT Command, led by the new Controller, Mr. Sylvester Nwakuche that paid him a working visit in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
The Minister reiterated that Para-military organizations and other security Agencies play very important roles in the maintenance law and order, peace and tranquility in the Territory and must be motivated to continue in that direction.
Malam Bello assured that his Administration would also continue to collaborate with security agencies to ensure the security of lives and property.
“The FCT Administration will provide immediate succor to some of the challenges facing the Nigerian Prisons installations in the Territory to encourage the rehabilitation and reformation of convicts,” he said.
The Minister remarked that he is in direct discussion with the Ministry of Interior on some of the issues raised by the Controller; adding that they will at the end, be of benefit to the Nigerian Prisons Service and other residents of the FCT when they come to fruition.
According to him, “There are some issues in the pipeline for which we are in direct discussion with the Minister of Interior and at the end of the day, if they come to fruition, the benefit is going to be for all of us in the FCT”.
The Minister promised to fast track the issue of land encroachment around the Kuje Facility to mitigate any negative occurrence, adding, “We will continue to speak and engage on how we can solve them one after the other”.
Earlier in his remarks, the new Controller of Prisons, FCT Command, Mr. Sylvester Nwakuche appreciated the FCT Minister for his immense assistance to the Nigerian Prisons Service.
He appealed to the Minister to continue to support the FCT Command of the Nigerian Prison Service, particularly in the area of solar lighting within the Kuje Prisons Service vicinity.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Wednesday, April 5, 2017.