The Federal Capital Territory Executive Committee has approved the creation of ‘FCT Regional Development Offices’ to monitor and safeguard the sanctity of the Abuja Master Plan and ensure sanity in the development of the satellite towns and the Area Councils.
In a statement from the Director, Information and Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, who is also the Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee of the Coordinating Committee on the Recovery of Outstanding Ground Rents and Other Land Related Charges, indicated that the Administration will continue with the prosecution of defaulters in court preparatory to obtaining a court order for the forfeiture of the affected properties.
Managing Director, ABC Ltd., Ibrahim Lawan Damisa disclosed this when members of the FCT Minister’s Press Corps, paid him a courtesy visit over the weekend on Katampe Hills, Abuja.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Secretary to the Government of the Federal, Mr. Boss Mustapha, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Police Affairs Minister, Mallam Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi and other top government functionaries were among those who attended the burial ceremony of Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, the mother of the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu
Malam Bello led a delegation of senior officials of the FCTA and some members of the FCT Security Committee on a condolence visit to the residence of Dr Tijjani Aliyu after attending funeral prayers at the Abuja National Mosque and interment of the deceased at the Gudu Cemetery Abuja, on Wednesday, 21st September, 2022
A family source, who confirmed the death of Hajiya Zainab, said the burial (Janaiza) takes place tomorrow, Wednesday September 21, 2022 according to Islamic injunctions.
Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Special Duties Farida Odangi Suleiman (right) being sworn into office by Hon. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi on Monday, 12th September, 2022. First Left is FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and second left is the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola.
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FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has inaugurated 30 units of operational vehicles donated to commands and divisions of the Nigeria Police Force by the Abuja Municipal Area Council, (AMAC) in Abuja.
While inaugurating the project, the minister said the donation arose from the chairman’s desire to contribute in assisting the police force in fighting crimes within the area council in particular, and by extension the Federal Capital Territory.
The minister observed that with the increasing reliance on technology, it is becoming more and more essential to secure every aspect of the environment, noting that security begins with good prevention and basic knowledge.
Aliyu also affirmed that since the outbreak of the coronavirus and government declaration of state of emergency, commercial burglaries have almost doubled in major cities across Nigeria, adding that in times like these, swift and smart operations are more important than ever.
“In this wise, the handing over of these operational vehicles is in line with our mandate not just to deliver dividends of democracy to our people, but also to protect lives and property of citizens,” she stressed.
She, however, used the occasion to pledge the FCT Administration’s commitment in the provisions of basic amenities, as well as maintain the existing ones, while tasking residents to justify government’s investment in their communities.
The minister commended the leadership of Abuja Municipal Area Council for equipping the police in fighting crimes, just as she called on residents to assist the police with useful informations that would aid them for the overall peaceful coexistence of their various councils.
Earlier, Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, noted that the imperativeness of the donation of the security vehicles to the police formation lies in the burning desire to collaborate with other actors in the fight against crimes that are building empires in the nation’s capital.
The AMAC boss stressed that the creation of AMAC Marshal Guards, a security outfit is geared towards tackling the security challenges in the council and ultimately to provide intelligence gathering to other conventional security outfits, engaging in surveillance activities and rendering security services.
Candido revealed that since the creation of AMAC Marshals in 2016, the outfit has employed not less than 600 youths from the council, noting that the increasing unemployment rate has heightened insecurity in the society.
According to him, “this has helped to reduce unemployment rate of our youths drastically and has also lessened criminal activities within the council”.
The highpoint of the event was the official handing over of the keys to the Inspector General of Police by the FCT Minister of State.
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Malam Bello who stated this at the commissioning of the Cosgrove Smart Estate, Wuye, said emphasis will be placed in ensuring that estates are managed properly with greater emphasis on security and the environment.
This call was made by the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu who briefed the press following the monthly FCT Security Committee meeting chaired by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello on Thursday, 26th of August, 2021.