AfricaCorona Virus

Abuja Lockdown

By Niyi Maraiyesa

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Muhammad Musa Bello said the administration is set to strictly enforce the 14 days stay indoors order by the Federal Government to check the spread of coronavirus in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States.

In a emergency security meeting that involved the heads of various military formations, paramilitary agencies and senior administration staff of the territory the minister said “all organs of the FCT Security Services and other government agencies have agreed and worked out modalities to ensure that all entry and exit points of the FCT and by extension, other satellite towns, are manned by relevant officials to ensure that everybody stays home”

The Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu is in charge of the Fct palliative committee to be supported by the 6 Area Council chairmen, traditional and religious authorities, NGOs and other support groups. The committee is to ensure that the vulnerable in the territory are taken care of. “the system of identifying vulnerable people within the FCT community is already in place, using the 60-ward structure of INEC, as well as the traditional and religious authorities.

Within every community, those that are vulnerable are known and also, under our Social Development Secretariat, we already have a database of vulnerable people that have been taken care of under the conditional cash transfer”.

Bello appealed to the residents to respect the indoors directives for the good of all so as to stop the spread of covid19.

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