The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said that it would prosecute all those involved in the illegal music concert held at the Jabi Lake Mall last weekend, in accordance with the extant laws.
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello who stated this yesterday in his reaction to the event, said that videos of the event which are still circulating on the social media clearly showed a concert going on with music and live performances by a band and dancers while attendees danced to the live performance on the elaborately constructed stage.
Bello described the actions of the organisers and attendees as reckless, wicked, insensitive and utter disrespect and disregard for the law, wellbeing and welfare of fellow citizens, adding that the administration has a responsibility to protect the lives of the residents.
The minister noted that several aspects of the guidelines as postulated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 as well as the FCT administration were violated with reckless abandon, just as he warned residents of the territory against violating the extant guidelines put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the nation’s capital.
He reminded residents of the guidelines, which include avoiding gathering of more than 20 people outside of a workplace or places of worship, mandatory use of face masks when in public, social distancing of at least two meters between two people while in public as well as ban on all congregational events such as parties, weddings, concerts and among others.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the minister, Anthony Ogunleye, he also reminded residents that COVID-19 is real and fatal while the number of new infections has been on the rise in the country and FCT.