In a bid to ensure a hitch free 61th Independence Day celebration in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the FCT administration has said that security agencies have deployed personnel massively and strategically in and around the territory to ensure the security of the citizenry.
In statement signed by the chief press secretary, FCTA, Anthony Ogunleye, the acting director of security services, Bello Abdulateef made this known during a tour of the city to ascertain the readiness for the Independence celebration.
He said that the FCT administration in collaboration with the security agencies has also intensified surveillance around the city as part of efforts to remove criminals and guarantee the security and safety of residents.
Bello also said that the Federal Road Safety Corps would inform the general public on traffic and vehicular movement within the city during the National Day activities and called on residents to be law abiding during the Independence Day festivities.
Also speaking during the tour of the city in preparation for the National Day activities, an assistant director in the protocol department, Chukwuma Nwaji said that the decorations were carried out to promote a sense of national consciousness in FCT residents, as well as reiterate the importance of a united Nigeria.
“The national symbols serve as very strong reminder of the essence of a virile and indivisible nation. October 1st is like a national reminder, something that is instinctive and automatic in the minds of every Nigerian. So, the symbols promote that sense of nationhood and reminder of Nigeria’s greatness,” he said.