The FCT Administration has directed law enforcement agencies to enforce a total ban on cattle grazing, begging, street hawking; and commercial motorcycle (Okada) in the Federal Capital City.
Speaking after an emergency security committee meeting in Abuja yesterday, FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello stressed that the administration would continue to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that the ban is made effective while following all due processes.
Malam Bello emphasized that 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 community 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 breath in the territory.
The security committee thus condemned the illegal attempt by some criminal gangs that stormed the Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre, Kuchiko in Bwari area council, trying to rescue some of the inmates at the centre, following the arrest of 687 beggars/destitute.
The committee also decried the illegal use of uncompleted buildings by destitute, miscreants and criminals in the Federal Capital Territory, warning that owners of such property would be held responsible for any security breath traced to their property.
The minister reiterated that owners of such uncompleted buildings must provide security in and around such property and also ensure the cleanliness of the surrounding areas.
The 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, coordinator, AMMC as well as mandate secretaries, Ona of Abaji and the heads of Para-military organs in the FCT attended the emergency meeting.