FCT Minister Restates Ban On Herdsmen & Hawkers In Abuja

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In an effort to make Abuja a better capital, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Bello has restated that begging, street hawking, cattle grazing and commercial motorcycle (Okada) remain banned. It said the ban must be enforced by the security agents.

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The minister made this revelation after an emergency FCT Security Committee meeting held in Abuja on Monday.

Speaking to men of the Press, he said the FCT Administration will continue to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that the ban is made effective.

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Bello said that the institutions must be strengthened to carry out their statutory duties in line with the Change agenda of the Federal Government. He, however, commended the security community in the FCT for the high-level intelligence sharing that had so far assisted the administration to nip in the bud any security breach in the territory.

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The committee condemned the illegal attempt by some criminals who stormed the Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre, Kuchiko in Bwari Area Council, trying to rescue some of the inmates following the arrest of 687 beggars/destitute.

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