The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced series of meetings and consultations, with stakeholders, aimed at reconciling feuding communities in Bwari area council. Speaking when he visited Sarkin Bwari Palace, minister of the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, commended the communities for maintaining peace.
Represented by the secretary, Area Councils Services Secretariat (ACSS) , Adamu Abubakar Bappah, the minister lamented the huge losses suffered by the people because of the crisis.
Bello therefore urged the security agencies to maintain maximum alert, just as he tasked the village heads to report all unusual activities around their environment, to the appropriate quarters.
Earlier, the chairman of Bwari area council, Hon. Musa Diko, had attributed the return of peace to the area, to series of meetings conducted by the council, as well as the unflinching support of the FCT Minister.
Dikko noted that Bwari was the most peaceful in the FCT, because of the mutual understanding that existed between the people, which, according to him, enabled it played its role, effectively, as the food basket of the territory.
He also disclosed that the council had ensured that the traditional institutions are properly funded to enable them handle their responsibilities effectively, adding that the salaries of Chiefs have
been upgraded by 100 per cent, while there are other measures being considered to improve their welfare.
The chairman however warned against incisive and provocative messages, adding that the council was doing its best in the area of providing relief for the affected traders, in line with directives from the FCT minister.
Also speaking, Sarkin Bwari, Muhammed Awwal Musa Ijakoro II, bemoaned the huge damage inflicted in the community by the crisis, saying, “I wonder why such a crisis could happen, given the long history of mutual coexistence between the Gbagyi, Koro, Hausa, as well as all the other tribes living in Bwari.”
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