The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will embark on comprehensive surveillance of all uncompleted buildings in the Federal Capital Territory as part of measure to check criminal activities in the nation’s capital.
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this statement while receiving a delegation of leaders of Christian in Abuja. Bello said that the administration is beaming its searchlight on all uncompleted buildings across the capital city saying a number of unidentified persons squatting in such places pose a security risk to residents.
He stated that the FCTA had met with the Muslim community on the unfortunate cases of street begging in some areas in the city and urged the residents to join hands with the FCTA to eradicate that menace while adding that his administration intends to take the issues of rehabilitation very serious to integrate the homeless into the society.
“In the 2016 fiscal year, the FCT Administration will upgrade Rehabilitation Centre for effective skill acquisition to make rehabilitated persons independent and self-sustenance.”
The FCTA according to the minister intends take the homeless people back to their families for re-absorption into the society after successful rehabilitation. He also stated that FCTA would encourage religious and moral education in its schools to re-orientate the younger generation.
The leader of the delegation and FCT Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Israel Akanji appealed to the minister for land for church groups in the territory. The cleric also asked that the government to re-consider its stance on sponsorship of pilgrims to Israel.