The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has said that owners of buildings used for prohibited activities such as prostitution, hawking, and other related activities will henceforth be sanctioned if any security breach is established following the use of such structures.
According to National Mirror, the FCTA has therefore asked security agencies in the city to apprehend anyone caught in the acts for appropriate punishment.
Security Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, gave the directives yesterday at its emergency meeting in the FCT, according to a release made available to National Mirror by Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary in the minister’s office, Muhammad Sule.
The committee condemned illegal attempt by some criminal gangs that stormed the Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre, Kuchiko in Bwari Area Council of the city recently, trying to rescue some of the inmates at the centre, following the arrest of 687 beggars and destitute.
FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, at the meeting said owners of uncompleted buildings must provide security in and around their property and also ensure the cleanliness of the surroundings.
The release quoted the minister as telling the committee that the FCT administration would continue to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that the ban is made effective while following all due processes.
Bello said the institutions must be strengthened to carry out their statutory duties in line with the change agenda of the Federal Government.
He, however, commended the security committees in the Federal Capital Territory for the high-level intelligence sharing that has so far assisted the administration to nip in the bud any security breach in the territory, according to the release.
FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, FCT Police Commissioner, Commandant Guards Brigade, Garrison Commander, heads of Navy and Air Force in the FCT, Director of FCT DSS, Chairmen of the six Area Councils in FCT, Coordinator, AMMC as well as Mandate Secretaries, Ona of Abaji and the heads of Para-military organs in the FCT attended the emergency meeting, the release said. National Mirror reports.
Source: National Mirror