The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned operators of nightclubs, bars and gardens in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against reopening for business until the order on COVID-19 restriction is lifted.
Chairman of the Ministerial Enforcement Task Team on COVID-19 Restrictions in the FCT, Ikharo Attah gave the warning at the weekend when the team visited Kubwa, Gwarinpa and Wuse districts to monitor the level of compliance by operators.
Addressing journalists after the visit, Attah noted that the ban on the operations of nightclubs, parks and bars is yet to be lifted, hence the need for the task team to sustain routine inspection and ensure compliance.
Attah, who expressed satisfaction with the high level of compliance by the nightclub operators in the areas visited, however expressed worry at the high number of suspected sex workers around buildings housing nightclubs at Kubwa.
He explained that the shutting down of a bar at Wuse 2 was based on several calls made to the task team by residents on the operations of the facility despite the restriction order.
The team also confiscated some loudspeakers belonging to the operator, which was handed over to the enforcement officials from the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB).
The chairman added that the team would be extending its checks on nightclubs to other parts of the territory, even as he appealed to FCT residents to stay at home during the curfew periods and not endanger their lives.