Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has mandated estate owners to install CCTV cameras with recording facilities in all their property built in the nation’s capital.
The minister also mandated all estates owners to deploy solar lights on their perimeter fences and along streets within estates, as part of efforts to secure the lives and property of residents in the FCT.
Bello who stated this at the commissioning of the Cosgrove Smart Estate, Wuye, yesterday said emphasis will be placed on ensuring that estates are managed properly with a focus on security and the environment.
“Our focus would be ensuring that estates are managed properly to the benefit of the residents. Accordingly, greater emphasis would be placed on security and environmental matters. It would be made mandatory for every estate in the FCT to deploy CCTV cameras with recording facilities and solar lights on perimeter fences and along the streets in the estates.
“Furthermore, scavengers would not be allowed to be refuse collectors within estates. Each estate would be expected to employ the services of reputable companies registered by the AEPB.
“I wish to remind estate developers that 40 percent of the FCT is intended to be green. This is even more critical now as we battle climate change,” he said.
He called on estate owners to make adequate provisions for gardens and parks, plant enough trees, shrubs and flowers, which, he said, was not only for the aesthetics of the city but also for key environmental reasons within the estates.
The minister stressed that the growth and development of indigenous companies was invaluable to the advancement of the nation’s local construction industry and its economic progress.
He further pledged the FCTA’s commitment and support for investors in the sector, adding that innovations which fall within the overall development of the nation’s capital would be made available.