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  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has pulled down trees and shanties at a forest in Pasali along Kuje Gwagwalada road suspected to be a haven for bandits and other criminal elements The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Department of Development Control and Sanitation executed the demolition on Wednesday The FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje Gwagwalada road axis The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT minister Mr Ikharo Attah told NAN after the exercise that the aim was to clear the area of illegalities and restore approved masterplan We have reclaimed the vegetable market and others which have been taken over by other people The Minister of FCT and the Commissioner of Police are fully aware of the exercise and we will continue to reclaim the areas designated for special purposes he said He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading illegal attachments expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now this is why the exercise will continue he explained NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Demolition: FCTA hits suspected bandits forest
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has pulled down trees and shanties at a forest in Pasali along Kuje Gwagwalada road suspected to be a haven for bandits and other criminal elements The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Department of Development Control and Sanitation executed the demolition on Wednesday The FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje Gwagwalada road axis The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT minister Mr Ikharo Attah told NAN after the exercise that the aim was to clear the area of illegalities and restore approved masterplan We have reclaimed the vegetable market and others which have been taken over by other people The Minister of FCT and the Commissioner of Police are fully aware of the exercise and we will continue to reclaim the areas designated for special purposes he said He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading illegal attachments expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now this is why the exercise will continue he explained NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Demolition: FCTA hits suspected bandits forest
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    Demolition: FCTA hits suspected bandits forest

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pulled down trees and shanties at a forest in Pasali along Kuje-Gwagwalada road, suspected to be a haven for bandits and other criminal elements.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Department of Development Control and Sanitation executed the demolition on Wednesday.

    The FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje-Gwagwalada road axis.

    The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT minister, Mr Ikharo Attah, told NAN after the exercise that the aim was to clear the area of illegalities and restore approved masterplan.

    “We have reclaimed the vegetable market and others which have been taken over by other people.

    “The Minister of FCT and the Commissioner of Police are fully aware of the exercise, and we will continue to reclaim the areas designated for special purposes,” he said.

    He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public.

    “We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading, illegal attachments, expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets.

    “We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now, this is why the exercise will continue,” he explained.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some occupants of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council have been rendered homeless following the demolition of their property by the FCT Administration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many of the displaced persons are scavengers miscreants and motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada The Department of Development Control and Sanitation of FCTA embarked on the demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council FCT The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage Forest Market and Kuje Gwagwalada road axis of the city The authorities said that before the demolition scavengers miscreants Okada riders and some criminal elements used the shanties and other illegal structures as their safe heaven NAN also reports that the affected people were seen stranded at the Tipper Garage and Forest Market areas after the exercise started on Monday Some residents of Kuje said the exercise should be used to checkmate insecurity by finding out the identities of the affected people But speaking Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT Mr Ikharo Attah said the demolition was aimed at constructing a befitting road to end congestion of vehicles on the busy road Attah disclosed that the congestion of vehicles on the road was being compounded by illegal trading expansion and unconventional markets all over the road shoulders He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading illegal attachments expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets We have also assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now he explained Meanwhile concerned persons motorists and commuters are already groaning over the exercise Some of them who spoke on the development called for speedy completion of the demolition to free the traffic flow and ease loss of man hours NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Many rendered homeless as FCTA demolishes illegal shanties, structures in Kuje
     Some occupants of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council have been rendered homeless following the demolition of their property by the FCT Administration The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many of the displaced persons are scavengers miscreants and motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada The Department of Development Control and Sanitation of FCTA embarked on the demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council FCT The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage Forest Market and Kuje Gwagwalada road axis of the city The authorities said that before the demolition scavengers miscreants Okada riders and some criminal elements used the shanties and other illegal structures as their safe heaven NAN also reports that the affected people were seen stranded at the Tipper Garage and Forest Market areas after the exercise started on Monday Some residents of Kuje said the exercise should be used to checkmate insecurity by finding out the identities of the affected people But speaking Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT Mr Ikharo Attah said the demolition was aimed at constructing a befitting road to end congestion of vehicles on the busy road Attah disclosed that the congestion of vehicles on the road was being compounded by illegal trading expansion and unconventional markets all over the road shoulders He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading illegal attachments expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets We have also assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now he explained Meanwhile concerned persons motorists and commuters are already groaning over the exercise Some of them who spoke on the development called for speedy completion of the demolition to free the traffic flow and ease loss of man hours NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Many rendered homeless as FCTA demolishes illegal shanties, structures in Kuje
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    Many rendered homeless as FCTA demolishes illegal shanties, structures in Kuje

    Some occupants of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council have been rendered homeless following the demolition of their property by the FCT Administration.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many of the displaced persons are scavengers, miscreants and motorcycle operators, popularly known as ‘Okada’.

    The Department of Development Control and Sanitation of FCTA embarked on the demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council, FCT.

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage, Forest Market and Kuje-Gwagwalada road axis of the city.

    The authorities said that before the demolition, scavengers, miscreants, Okada riders and some criminal elements used the shanties and other illegal structures as their safe heaven.

    NAN also reports that the affected people were seen stranded at the Tipper Garage and Forest Market areas after the exercise started on Monday.

    Some residents of Kuje said the exercise should be used to checkmate insecurity by finding out the identities of the affected people.

    But speaking, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Mr Ikharo Attah, said the demolition was aimed at constructing a befitting road to end congestion of vehicles on the busy road.

    Attah disclosed that the congestion of vehicles on the road was being compounded by illegal trading, expansion and unconventional markets, all over the road shoulders.

    He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public.

    “We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading, illegal attachments, expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets.

    “We have also assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now,” he explained.

    Meanwhile, concerned persons, motorists and commuters are already groaning over the exercise.

    Some of them who spoke on the development called for speedy completion of the demolition to free the traffic flow, and ease loss of man-hours.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Unprecedented traffic gridlock has been recorded in Kuje as the Department of Development Control and Sanitation embarked on demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council FCT on Monday The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje Gwagwalada road axis The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT Mr Ikharo Attah said the demolition was aimed at constructing a befitting road to end congestion of vehicles on the busy road Attah disclosed that the congestion of vehicles on the road was being ignited by illegal trading expansion and unconventional markets all over the road shoulders He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading illegal attachments expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now he explained Meanwhile affected persons motorists and commuters are groaning over the exercise They called for speedy completion of the demolition to free the traffic flow and ease loss of manhours NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Demolition of illegal shanties: Gridlock grips Kuje
     Unprecedented traffic gridlock has been recorded in Kuje as the Department of Development Control and Sanitation embarked on demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council FCT on Monday The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje Gwagwalada road axis The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT Mr Ikharo Attah said the demolition was aimed at constructing a befitting road to end congestion of vehicles on the busy road Attah disclosed that the congestion of vehicles on the road was being ignited by illegal trading expansion and unconventional markets all over the road shoulders He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading illegal attachments expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now he explained Meanwhile affected persons motorists and commuters are groaning over the exercise They called for speedy completion of the demolition to free the traffic flow and ease loss of manhours NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Demolition of illegal shanties: Gridlock grips Kuje
    General news2 months ago

    Demolition of illegal shanties: Gridlock grips Kuje

    Unprecedented traffic gridlock has been recorded in Kuje as the Department of Development Control and Sanitation embarked on demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Kuje Area Council, FCT, on Monday.

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje-Gwagwalada road axis.

    The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Mr Ikharo Attah, said the demolition was aimed at constructing a befitting road to end congestion of vehicles on the busy road.

    Attah disclosed that the congestion of vehicles on the road was being ignited by illegal trading, expansion and unconventional markets all over the road shoulders.

    He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public.

    “We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading, illegal attachments, expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets.

    “We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now,” he explained.

    Meanwhile, affected persons, motorists and commuters are groaning over the exercise.

    They called for speedy completion of the demolition to free the traffic flow and ease loss of manhours.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA and its traditional rulers have sought extension of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration CVR slated to end on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Senior Special Assistant on Community Relations to the FCT Minister Mr Yamawo Tanko made the appeal on Friday when he visited the palaces of traditional rulers of Abaji Yunusa Baba and thay of Garki Usman Nga Kupi to assess the level of the exercise Yamawo said the FCT Administration was concerned over the need for free and fair exercise and would always evolve measures that would ease the registration He explained that the exercise was slow in the territory because of few data capture machines in circulation which should prompt the extension of the exercise by two weeks Yamawo said without voter cards Abuja residents would not elect the people of their choice to represent them We are visiting palace to palace to sensitise them to the issue of voter registration the ongoing registration is likely going to be closed on Sunday We want the traditional rulers to mobilise their people to come out en mass to register The machines are not enough even the available ones are slow if you go to the registration centre people are stranded no machines to capture them Therefore we are calling on INEC to extend the registration so that every body that is within the voting age will be registered Allowing people to register will help them elect a person of their choice during elections Without voter card no body will elect a good leader Yamawo said Responding the Se peyi of Garki Usman Nga Kupi urged the FCTA administration to liaise with INEC to extend the exercise for people to participate July 31 is too close it should be extended if the registration closes Sunday that means the result is not achieved Most of our people live in rural areas and the means of communication is very poor you can t reach them immediately NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA, traditional rulers seek extension of CVR
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA and its traditional rulers have sought extension of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration CVR slated to end on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Senior Special Assistant on Community Relations to the FCT Minister Mr Yamawo Tanko made the appeal on Friday when he visited the palaces of traditional rulers of Abaji Yunusa Baba and thay of Garki Usman Nga Kupi to assess the level of the exercise Yamawo said the FCT Administration was concerned over the need for free and fair exercise and would always evolve measures that would ease the registration He explained that the exercise was slow in the territory because of few data capture machines in circulation which should prompt the extension of the exercise by two weeks Yamawo said without voter cards Abuja residents would not elect the people of their choice to represent them We are visiting palace to palace to sensitise them to the issue of voter registration the ongoing registration is likely going to be closed on Sunday We want the traditional rulers to mobilise their people to come out en mass to register The machines are not enough even the available ones are slow if you go to the registration centre people are stranded no machines to capture them Therefore we are calling on INEC to extend the registration so that every body that is within the voting age will be registered Allowing people to register will help them elect a person of their choice during elections Without voter card no body will elect a good leader Yamawo said Responding the Se peyi of Garki Usman Nga Kupi urged the FCTA administration to liaise with INEC to extend the exercise for people to participate July 31 is too close it should be extended if the registration closes Sunday that means the result is not achieved Most of our people live in rural areas and the means of communication is very poor you can t reach them immediately NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA, traditional rulers seek extension of CVR
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    FCTA, traditional rulers seek extension of CVR

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and its traditional rulers have sought extension of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) slated to end on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).  

    Senior Special Assistant on Community Relations to the FCT Minister, Mr Yamawo Tanko, made the appeal on Friday, when he visited the palaces of traditional rulers of Abaji, Yunusa Baba, and thay of Garki Usman Nga-Kupi, to assess the level of the exercise.

    Yamawo said the FCT Administration was concerned over the need for free and fair exercise, and would always evolve measures that would ease the registration.

    He explained that the exercise was slow in the territory because of few data capture machines in circulation, which should prompt the extension of the exercise by two weeks.

    Yamawo said without voter cards, Abuja residents would not elect the people of their choice to represent them.

    “We are visiting palace to palace to sensitise them to the issue of voter registration, the ongoing registration is likely going to be closed on Sunday.

    ” We want the traditional rulers to mobilise their people to come out en mass to register.

    “The machines are not enough, even the available ones are slow, if you go to the registration centre, people are stranded; no machines to capture them.

    ” Therefore, we are calling on INEC to extend the registration so that every body that is within the voting age will be registered.

    “Allowing people to register will help them elect a person of their choice during elections.

    Without voter card, no body will elect a good leader,” Yamawo said.

    Responding, the Se’peyi of Garki Usman Nga-Kupi, urged the FCTA administration to liaise with INEC to extend the exercise for people to participate.

    “July 31 is too close, it should be extended, if the registration closes Sunday that means the result is not achieved.

    Most of our people live in rural areas and the means of communication is very poor, you can’t reach them immediately.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has re invigorated the G7 security operations to secure the territory The G7 security operations involve collaboration and partnerships with states that are contiguous to the territory This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Anthony Ogunleye Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister The FCT Commissioner of Police Sunday Babaji made this known during the FCT monthly Security Committee meeting He explained that the operation would involve taking the fight to the bandits and terrorists in their camps which are mostly located in states bordering the FCT The police commissioner however called for the collaboration and cooperation of residents of the FCT to provide actionable and timely intelligence to the security agencies He advised them to be security conscious at all times and assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful activities I call on residents to give actionable and timely intelligence to all the security agencies and to also be security conscious I m also assuring them that FCT is safe Every member of the community should go about their lawful businesses We are on top of the situation We have deployed our men both overt and covert and we are doing everything possible in synergy with all the security agencies and support of our traditional rulers and religious leaders to make sure that FCT is safe he said Amb Abu Mohammed the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the FCT Minister revealed the readiness of the heads of security agencies in the neighbouring states to participate actively in the G7 operations He also called on residents to be wary of fake news especially on the social media which are designed to cause panic amongst the citizenry Circulating such news he said would amount to playing into the hands of terrorists and urged the residents not to panic He however called on them to verify news and other information from relevant and recognised authorities The meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello was attended by the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu and Chief of Staff to the Minister Malam Bashir Mai Bornu amongst others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Insecurity: FCTA restores security operations with neighbouring states
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has re invigorated the G7 security operations to secure the territory The G7 security operations involve collaboration and partnerships with states that are contiguous to the territory This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Anthony Ogunleye Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister The FCT Commissioner of Police Sunday Babaji made this known during the FCT monthly Security Committee meeting He explained that the operation would involve taking the fight to the bandits and terrorists in their camps which are mostly located in states bordering the FCT The police commissioner however called for the collaboration and cooperation of residents of the FCT to provide actionable and timely intelligence to the security agencies He advised them to be security conscious at all times and assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful activities I call on residents to give actionable and timely intelligence to all the security agencies and to also be security conscious I m also assuring them that FCT is safe Every member of the community should go about their lawful businesses We are on top of the situation We have deployed our men both overt and covert and we are doing everything possible in synergy with all the security agencies and support of our traditional rulers and religious leaders to make sure that FCT is safe he said Amb Abu Mohammed the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the FCT Minister revealed the readiness of the heads of security agencies in the neighbouring states to participate actively in the G7 operations He also called on residents to be wary of fake news especially on the social media which are designed to cause panic amongst the citizenry Circulating such news he said would amount to playing into the hands of terrorists and urged the residents not to panic He however called on them to verify news and other information from relevant and recognised authorities The meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello was attended by the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu and Chief of Staff to the Minister Malam Bashir Mai Bornu amongst others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Insecurity: FCTA restores security operations with neighbouring states
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    Insecurity: FCTA restores security operations with neighbouring states

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has re-invigorated the ‘G7” security operations to secure the territory.  

    The ‘G7’ security operations involve collaboration and partnerships with states that are contiguous to the territory.

    This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister.

    The FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, made this known during the FCT monthly Security Committee meeting.

    He explained that the operation would involve taking the fight to the bandits and terrorists in their camps which are mostly located in states bordering the FCT.

    The police commissioner, however, called for the collaboration and cooperation of residents of the FCT to provide actionable and timely intelligence to the security agencies.

    He advised them to be security conscious at all times, and assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful activities.

    “I call on residents to give actionable and timely intelligence to all the security agencies and to also be security conscious.

    “I’m also assuring them that FCT is safe.

    Every member of the community should go about their lawful businesses.

    We are on top of the situation.

    “We have deployed our men both overt and covert and we are doing everything possible in synergy with all the security agencies and support of our traditional rulers and religious leaders to make sure that FCT is safe,” he said.

    Amb. Abu Mohammed, the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the FCT Minister, revealed the readiness of the heads of security agencies in the neighbouring states to participate actively in the G7 operations.

    He also called on residents to be wary of fake news especially on the social media which are designed to cause panic amongst the citizenry.

    Circulating such news, he said would amount to playing into the hands of terrorists, and urged the residents not to panic.

    He, however, called on them to verify news and other information from relevant and recognised authorities.

    The meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello was attended by the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu and Chief of Staff to the Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu amongst others.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Tuesday demolished illegal structures in Jabi motor park The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the demolition was in continuation of ongoing efforts of FCTA to restore the Abuja master plan that had been infringed by some property owners Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister headed the demolition team He said the exercise was to remove all illegal structures to restore the Abuja master plan Attah also said that most of the buildings failed the integrity test while others could not be allowed to stand because of contravention He stated that the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello had given the demolition team the mandate to bring about sanity This is by removing all illegal structures to pave way for the newly approved Jabi motor park plan We removed the illegal structures a few days ago and today we are removing other structures that are death traps and have failed integrity tests The scavengers are not stopping us from doing our work but we are disturbed because they have taken over the whole place Attah said Reacting to the exercise one of the traders at the scene Joy Johnson decried the demolition and described it as frustrating for the common people I didn t feel good other traders too are not happy It is frustrating We are very angry This is because we don t know what the country is turning into does it mean the government wants us to be roaming the streets We deserve to be given two to three years demolition notice how can people be treated this way NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA demolishes illegal structures at Jabi motor park
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Tuesday demolished illegal structures in Jabi motor park The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the demolition was in continuation of ongoing efforts of FCTA to restore the Abuja master plan that had been infringed by some property owners Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister headed the demolition team He said the exercise was to remove all illegal structures to restore the Abuja master plan Attah also said that most of the buildings failed the integrity test while others could not be allowed to stand because of contravention He stated that the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello had given the demolition team the mandate to bring about sanity This is by removing all illegal structures to pave way for the newly approved Jabi motor park plan We removed the illegal structures a few days ago and today we are removing other structures that are death traps and have failed integrity tests The scavengers are not stopping us from doing our work but we are disturbed because they have taken over the whole place Attah said Reacting to the exercise one of the traders at the scene Joy Johnson decried the demolition and described it as frustrating for the common people I didn t feel good other traders too are not happy It is frustrating We are very angry This is because we don t know what the country is turning into does it mean the government wants us to be roaming the streets We deserve to be given two to three years demolition notice how can people be treated this way NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA demolishes illegal structures at Jabi motor park
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    FCTA demolishes illegal structures at Jabi motor park

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Tuesday demolished illegal structures in Jabi motor park.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the demolition was in continuation of ongoing efforts of FCTA to restore the Abuja master plan that had been infringed by some property owners.

    Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, headed the demolition team.

    He said the exercise was to remove all illegal structures to restore the Abuja master plan.

    Attah also said that most of the buildings failed the integrity test, while others could not be allowed to stand because of contravention He stated that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, had given the demolition team the mandate to bring about sanity.

    This is by removing all illegal structures to pave way for the newly-approved Jabi motor park plan.

    ” We removed the illegal structures a few days ago and today we are removing other structures that are death traps and have failed integrity tests.

    “The scavengers are not stopping us from doing our work, but we are disturbed, because they have taken over the whole place,” Attah said.

    Reacting to the exercise, one of the traders at the scene, Joy Johnson, decried the demolition and described it as ”frustrating for the common people.

    “I didn’t feel good, other traders too are not happy.

    It is frustrating.

    We are very angry.

    ”This is because we don’t know what the country is turning into, does it mean the government wants us to be roaming the streets?

    “We deserve to be given two to three years demolition notice, how can people be treated this way?”

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   FCTA begins mThe Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation on Thursday began massive sanitation around Utako Jabi Park and Wuya Districts to tackle environmental nuisance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise has resulted into huge displacement of several illegal car marts mechanic workshops worship places road side traders and a scavengers colony Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister explained that the minister was saddened by the level of environmental nuisance during his recent visit to the areas Attah noted with dismay that some residents had taken for granted the FCT Administration s decision to use stakeholders engagement and respect for human rights in dealing with developmental issues before any enforcement He bemoaned the activities of some lawless persons that were gradually turning the Utako and Jabi parks areas to places that jeopardised both health and security of the city Attah noted that even the scavengers that took over nearby undeveloped plots around the districts had added growing of cannabis to their other illegal activities According to him the sanitation will remain a priority of the administration until total sanity is restored and the environment reclaimed for better developmental projects What is going on here is a total clean up in Utako Wuye and Tunde Idiagbon connecting point The FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello gave us the order and we started the joint operations At this place we are removing Baban Bola You could be shocked seeing matured grown cannabis We have been seeing them regularly within the Baban Bola colonies It is not safe for people to stay here especially when Baban Bola takes over a karelia expanse of land like this Both environmental security and planning issues are reasons why we are carrying out this massive clean up exercise and I believe the whole of this road stretch will wear a new look in the next one week Also speaking Mr Kaka Bello an Assistant Director of Enforcement Abuja Environmental Protection Board AEPB said the clean up had become necessary following reports of security breaches coming from the scavengers colony Bello who admitted that the areas posed challenges also explained that the administration s resolve to sustain the clean up exercise was justifiable as the areas had been severally sanitised but the lawless occupants refused to give up He also explained that the administration had reached out to the owners of the empty plots with several notices and might take actions if such owners refused to commence development after three months This is a place with a lot of challenges The Baban Bola colony here is not just constituting environmental nuisance but security challenges and that is why we are here We came here yesterday to give them notice beside the notices we have been giving them The measures we have is to ensure continuous enforcement Just as you clean your house everyday we will continue to enforce compliance Besides that FCTA has directed that all plot owners should come and take ownership of their property within three months That is those that have building plan approvals and those who don t have should also come forward or appropriate actions will be taken Bello said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA begins massive sanitation in Utako, Jabi districts
      FCTA begins mThe Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation on Thursday began massive sanitation around Utako Jabi Park and Wuya Districts to tackle environmental nuisance The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise has resulted into huge displacement of several illegal car marts mechanic workshops worship places road side traders and a scavengers colony Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister explained that the minister was saddened by the level of environmental nuisance during his recent visit to the areas Attah noted with dismay that some residents had taken for granted the FCT Administration s decision to use stakeholders engagement and respect for human rights in dealing with developmental issues before any enforcement He bemoaned the activities of some lawless persons that were gradually turning the Utako and Jabi parks areas to places that jeopardised both health and security of the city Attah noted that even the scavengers that took over nearby undeveloped plots around the districts had added growing of cannabis to their other illegal activities According to him the sanitation will remain a priority of the administration until total sanity is restored and the environment reclaimed for better developmental projects What is going on here is a total clean up in Utako Wuye and Tunde Idiagbon connecting point The FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello gave us the order and we started the joint operations At this place we are removing Baban Bola You could be shocked seeing matured grown cannabis We have been seeing them regularly within the Baban Bola colonies It is not safe for people to stay here especially when Baban Bola takes over a karelia expanse of land like this Both environmental security and planning issues are reasons why we are carrying out this massive clean up exercise and I believe the whole of this road stretch will wear a new look in the next one week Also speaking Mr Kaka Bello an Assistant Director of Enforcement Abuja Environmental Protection Board AEPB said the clean up had become necessary following reports of security breaches coming from the scavengers colony Bello who admitted that the areas posed challenges also explained that the administration s resolve to sustain the clean up exercise was justifiable as the areas had been severally sanitised but the lawless occupants refused to give up He also explained that the administration had reached out to the owners of the empty plots with several notices and might take actions if such owners refused to commence development after three months This is a place with a lot of challenges The Baban Bola colony here is not just constituting environmental nuisance but security challenges and that is why we are here We came here yesterday to give them notice beside the notices we have been giving them The measures we have is to ensure continuous enforcement Just as you clean your house everyday we will continue to enforce compliance Besides that FCTA has directed that all plot owners should come and take ownership of their property within three months That is those that have building plan approvals and those who don t have should also come forward or appropriate actions will be taken Bello said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA begins massive sanitation in Utako, Jabi districts
    General news2 months ago

    FCTA begins massive sanitation in Utako, Jabi districts

    FCTA begins mThe Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation on Thursday began massive sanitation around Utako, Jabi Park and Wuya Districts to tackle environmental nuisance.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise has resulted into huge displacement of several illegal car marts, mechanic workshops, worship places, road side traders and a scavengers’ colony.

    Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, explained that the minister was saddened by the level of environmental nuisance during his recent visit to the areas.

    Attah noted with dismay that some residents had taken for granted the FCT Administration’s decision to use stakeholders’ engagement and respect for human rights in dealing with developmental issues before any enforcement.

    He bemoaned the activities of some lawless persons that were gradually turning the Utako and Jabi parks areas to places that jeopardised both health and security of the city.

    Attah noted that even the scavengers that took over nearby undeveloped plots around the districts had added growing of cannabis to their other illegal activities.

    According to him, the sanitation will remain a priority of the administration until total sanity is restored and the environment reclaimed for better developmental projects.

    “What is going on here is a total clean-up in Utako, Wuye and Tunde Idiagbon connecting point.

    The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, gave us the order and we started the joint operations.

    “At this place, we are removing Baban Bola.

    You could be shocked seeing matured grown cannabis.

    “We have been seeing them regularly within the Baban Bola colonies.

    It is not safe for people to stay here, especially when Baban Bola takes over a karelia expanse of land like this.

    “Both environmental, security and planning issues are reasons why we are carrying out this massive clean-up exercise and I believe the whole of this road stretch will wear a new look in the next one week.” Also speaking, Mr Kaka Bello, an Assistant Director of Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), said the clean-up had become necessary following reports of security breaches coming from the scavengers colony.

    Bello, who admitted that the areas posed challenges, also explained that the administration’s resolve to sustain the clean- up exercise was justifiable, as the areas had been severally sanitised but the lawless occupants refused to give up.

    He also explained that the administration had reached out to the owners of the empty plots with several notices and might take actions if such owners refused to commence development after three months.

    “This is a place with a lot of challenges.

    The Baban Bola colony here is not just constituting environmental nuisance but security challenges and that is why we are here.

    “We came here yesterday to give them notice, beside the notices we have been giving them.

    “The measures we have is to ensure continuous enforcement.

    Just as you clean your house everyday, we will continue to enforce compliance.

    “Besides that, FCTA has directed that all plot owners should come and take ownership of their property within three months.

    “That is, those that have building plan approvals and those who don’t have should also come forward or appropriate actions will be taken,” Bello said.

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  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Wednesday inaugurated an ultra modern hostel built by Parents Teachers Association PTA at the Government Science Secondary School Tungan Mage in Abuja FCT Mandate Secretary for Education Sani El Katuzu while inaugurating the hostel explained that the 160 bed space capacity hostel would assist the school in alleviating accomodations challenge El Katuzu said the administration was pleased with the keen interest of parents to support the government in providing a conducive teaching and learning environment for students The mandate secretary called on other PTAs to emulate same in their respective schools According to him providing basic facilities for schools is a huge project that the government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility but needs the support of others to meet up with the demand Some group of responsible parents came together and with the coordination of the school authority they provided a facility that is world class in a school environment The hostel block will go a long way in alleviating accomodations problem at Government Science Secondary School Tungan Mage It is a good development and we are impressed we are grateful to the PTA We therefore urge other PTAs to also come up with such facility to assist the government in it efforts to provide a conducive teaching and learning environment for students he said El Katuzu therefore directed the Secondary Education Board FCT SEB to evolve measures that would provide the necessary items for the new hostel He said parents should not be asked to pay any dues adding that any charge that was direct to schools and parents was not allowed in FCT school The secretary said that anyone with programmes and projects ideas should direct them to the FCT Education Secretariat for vetting and approval The Director FCT Secondary Education Board FCT SEB Dr Nanre Emeje described the project as a show of collaboration The hostel project is proof that there is a collaboration between the school and parents and the collaboration works A good relationship that is fostered with the parents will be able to bring good things to the schools On the provision of facilities once the procurement starts necessary steps will be taken to provide the needed items in the new PTA hostel she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA inaugurates 160 bed Space capacity hostel built by PTA
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Wednesday inaugurated an ultra modern hostel built by Parents Teachers Association PTA at the Government Science Secondary School Tungan Mage in Abuja FCT Mandate Secretary for Education Sani El Katuzu while inaugurating the hostel explained that the 160 bed space capacity hostel would assist the school in alleviating accomodations challenge El Katuzu said the administration was pleased with the keen interest of parents to support the government in providing a conducive teaching and learning environment for students The mandate secretary called on other PTAs to emulate same in their respective schools According to him providing basic facilities for schools is a huge project that the government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility but needs the support of others to meet up with the demand Some group of responsible parents came together and with the coordination of the school authority they provided a facility that is world class in a school environment The hostel block will go a long way in alleviating accomodations problem at Government Science Secondary School Tungan Mage It is a good development and we are impressed we are grateful to the PTA We therefore urge other PTAs to also come up with such facility to assist the government in it efforts to provide a conducive teaching and learning environment for students he said El Katuzu therefore directed the Secondary Education Board FCT SEB to evolve measures that would provide the necessary items for the new hostel He said parents should not be asked to pay any dues adding that any charge that was direct to schools and parents was not allowed in FCT school The secretary said that anyone with programmes and projects ideas should direct them to the FCT Education Secretariat for vetting and approval The Director FCT Secondary Education Board FCT SEB Dr Nanre Emeje described the project as a show of collaboration The hostel project is proof that there is a collaboration between the school and parents and the collaboration works A good relationship that is fostered with the parents will be able to bring good things to the schools On the provision of facilities once the procurement starts necessary steps will be taken to provide the needed items in the new PTA hostel she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA inaugurates 160 bed Space capacity hostel built by PTA
    General news2 months ago

    FCTA inaugurates 160 bed Space capacity hostel built by PTA

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday inaugurated an ultra modern hostel built by Parents’ Teachers Association (PTA) at the Government Science Secondary School, Tungan-Mage in Abuja.

    FCT Mandate Secretary for Education, Sani El-Katuzu, while inaugurating the hostel, explained that the 160 bed space capacity hostel would assist the school in alleviating accomodations challenge.

    El-Katuzu said the administration was pleased with the keen interest of parents to support the government in providing a conducive teaching and learning environment for students.

    The mandate secretary called on other PTAs to emulate same in their respective schools.

    According to him, providing basic facilities for schools is a huge project that the government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility but needs the support of others to meet up with the demand.

    “Some group of responsible parents came together and with the coordination of the school authority, they provided a facility that is world class in a school environment.

    “The hostel block will go a long way in alleviating accomodations problem at Government Science Secondary School, Tungan-Mage.

    It is a good development and we are impressed, we are grateful to the PTA.

    “We, therefore, urge other PTAs to also come up with such facility to assist the government in it efforts to provide a conducive teaching and learning environment for students,” he said.

    El-Katuzu, therefore, directed the Secondary Education Board (FCT-SEB) to evolve measures that would provide the necessary items for the new hostel.

    He said parents should not be asked to pay any dues, adding that any charge that was direct to schools and parents was not allowed in FCT school.

    The secretary said that “anyone with programmes and projects ideas should direct them to the FCT Education Secretariat for vetting and approval.

    ” The Director FCT Secondary Education Board (FCT-SEB), Dr Nanre Emeje described the project as a show of collaboration.

    “The hostel project is proof that there is a collaboration between the school and parents, and the collaboration works.

    “A good relationship that is fostered with the parents will be able to bring good things to the schools.

    “On the provision of facilities, once the procurement starts, necessary steps will be taken to provide the needed items in the new PTA hostel,” she said.

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  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Wednesday in Abuja warned owners of undeveloped landed property in parts of Wuye District to quickly develop them or risk revocation The Coordinator Abuja Metropolitan Management Council AMMC Mr Umar Shuiabu issue the warning when he led the ministerial joint taskforce on sensitisation of Wuye residents ahead of planned demolition of illegal structures in the district We have many environmental security and aesthetic challenges in parts of Abuja including this area and this calls for sanitation of such places Abuja is a planned and a beautiful city with world class infrastructure not seen in some countries so we must not give anyone reason to question the sanity of this city We have constructed beautiful road networks here but what we can see is illegal use of the road by mechanics and hawkers among others This has rendered this road impassable We want to remove this embarkment and give opportunity to all citizens and plot owners to use this road Infact there are other places also where these scavengers have taken over and we will do whatever that is legally possible to clear them It is not only here but in every other part of the city where illegality exists we will remove it till the time we will we have money to provide the infrastructure The AMMC boss said the FCTA was going to revoke and reallocate those not willing and able to develop the area instead of allowing it to lay fallow Instead of developing this land they leave the land and make it turn into a challenge for the city management We have already provided infrastructure and the plot owners have not taken over We are going to give them final notice if they don t develop it we are going to revoke it and give it to those who will develop He explained that the ultimatum was already in the papers for the land and we have power to revoke the land The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister Mr Ikharo Attah said that the minister went round the area and it was very clear what he wanted He wanted a massive cleanup of the entire area around Utako motor park along Tunde Idiagbon Way Attah said that the minister directed all illegal structures and contraventions that run short of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board AEPB Act and Regional Planning Act should be removed and cleaned up in line with the Abuja Master Plan According to Attah in less than a week Utako will wear new look The minister is very clear about the revocation of undeveloped plots He minister asked the Acting Director of Development Control to go with a team of town planners inform and notify the plot owners and take over their plots within a stipulated period Else the plots will be recommended to the minister for revocation We cannot have plots that will be hideouts for criminals he warned On his part the Head Monitoring and Enforcement AEPB Kaka Bello explained that his team had served them notice but was dissatisfied with the level of compliance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA threatens to revoke abandoned plots in Wuye District
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Wednesday in Abuja warned owners of undeveloped landed property in parts of Wuye District to quickly develop them or risk revocation The Coordinator Abuja Metropolitan Management Council AMMC Mr Umar Shuiabu issue the warning when he led the ministerial joint taskforce on sensitisation of Wuye residents ahead of planned demolition of illegal structures in the district We have many environmental security and aesthetic challenges in parts of Abuja including this area and this calls for sanitation of such places Abuja is a planned and a beautiful city with world class infrastructure not seen in some countries so we must not give anyone reason to question the sanity of this city We have constructed beautiful road networks here but what we can see is illegal use of the road by mechanics and hawkers among others This has rendered this road impassable We want to remove this embarkment and give opportunity to all citizens and plot owners to use this road Infact there are other places also where these scavengers have taken over and we will do whatever that is legally possible to clear them It is not only here but in every other part of the city where illegality exists we will remove it till the time we will we have money to provide the infrastructure The AMMC boss said the FCTA was going to revoke and reallocate those not willing and able to develop the area instead of allowing it to lay fallow Instead of developing this land they leave the land and make it turn into a challenge for the city management We have already provided infrastructure and the plot owners have not taken over We are going to give them final notice if they don t develop it we are going to revoke it and give it to those who will develop He explained that the ultimatum was already in the papers for the land and we have power to revoke the land The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister Mr Ikharo Attah said that the minister went round the area and it was very clear what he wanted He wanted a massive cleanup of the entire area around Utako motor park along Tunde Idiagbon Way Attah said that the minister directed all illegal structures and contraventions that run short of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board AEPB Act and Regional Planning Act should be removed and cleaned up in line with the Abuja Master Plan According to Attah in less than a week Utako will wear new look The minister is very clear about the revocation of undeveloped plots He minister asked the Acting Director of Development Control to go with a team of town planners inform and notify the plot owners and take over their plots within a stipulated period Else the plots will be recommended to the minister for revocation We cannot have plots that will be hideouts for criminals he warned On his part the Head Monitoring and Enforcement AEPB Kaka Bello explained that his team had served them notice but was dissatisfied with the level of compliance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA threatens to revoke abandoned plots in Wuye District
    General news2 months ago

    FCTA threatens to revoke abandoned plots in Wuye District

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday in Abuja warned owners of undeveloped landed property in parts of Wuye District to quickly develop them or risk revocation.

    The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Mr Umar Shuiabu issue the warning when he led the ministerial joint taskforce on sensitisation of Wuye residents ahead of planned demolition of illegal structures in the district.

    “We have many environmental, security and aesthetic challenges in parts of Abuja, including this area and this calls for sanitation of such places.

    “Abuja is a planned and a beautiful city with world class infrastructure not seen in some countries, so we must not give anyone reason to question the sanity of this city.

    “We have constructed beautiful road networks here but what we can see is illegal use of the road by mechanics and hawkers, among others.

    “This has rendered this road impassable.

    We want to remove this embarkment and give opportunity to all citizens and plot owners to use this road.

    “Infact, there are other places also where these scavengers have taken over and we will do whatever that is legally possible to clear them.

    “It is not only here, but in every other part of the city where illegality exists, we will remove it, till the time we will we have money to provide the infrastructure.” The AMMC boss said the FCTA was going to revoke and reallocate those not willing and able to develop the area instead of allowing it to lay fallow.

    “Instead of developing this land, they leave the land and make it turn into a challenge for the city management.

    “We have already provided infrastructure and the plot owners have not taken over.

    We are going to give them final notice if they don’t develop it, we are going to revoke it and give it to those who will develop.” He explained that the ultimatum was already in the papers for the land and we have power to revoke the land.

    The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, Mr Ikharo Attah, said that the minister went round the area and it was very clear what he wanted.

    “He wanted a massive cleanup of the entire area around Utako motor park, along Tunde Idiagbon Way.” Attah said that the minister directed all illegal structures and contraventions that run short of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Act and Regional Planning Act should be removed and cleaned up in line with the Abuja Master Plan.

    According to Attah, in less than a week Utako will wear new look.

    “The minister is very clear about the revocation of undeveloped plots.

    He (minister) asked the Acting Director of Development Control to go with a team of town planners, inform and notify the plot owners and take over their plots within a stipulated period.

    ” Else the plots will be recommended to the minister for revocation.

    We cannot have plots that will be hideouts for criminals,” he warned.

    On his part, the Head, Monitoring and Enforcement, AEPB, Kaka Bello explained that his team had served them notice but was dissatisfied with the level of compliance.

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  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has stated its commitment to reduce youth restiveness and unemployment through skills acquisition training for financial liberation in the area Alhaji Sani El Katuzu Education Secretary of the FCT Administration stated this while inaugurating a Fashion Hub by the Abuja Enterprise Agency AEA and the launching of a free skills acquisition training at FCT Department of Mass Education El Katuzu urged the teeming youths and women in the FCT to embrace the skills acquisition programmes of the administration The FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello he said has resolved to significantly reduce youth idleness through requisite skills acquisition Also speaking at the event the Managing Director of AEA Mr Shehu Abdulkadir urged the youths and women to key into the various skills acquisition programmes which remains the major panacea to poverty eradication in the country The FCT administration is making frantic effort to emphasise on the importance of marketable skills acquisition training toward wealth creation and poverty eradication We are very happy with this partnership with the Department of Mass Education That is the only way to go about it synergy They have the facilities we provide the machines We are determined to work together to achieve the FCT free of poverty and youth restiveness he said The Director FCT Department of Mass Education Hajia Hajarat Alayande also commended the commitment of the FCT Administration under the leadership of Bello According to her the Non formal education is a strong tool for job creation and poverty reduction in the FCT Alayande urged the relevant key players in the non formal education sector to prioritise sustained and result oriented synergy to eradicate poverty in the FCT We are grateful to the FCT Minister for positioning the FCT to have a suitable platform for non formal education in all the area councils of the FCT If poverty must be a thing of the past in the FCT all the major stakeholders in informal education industry must place premium on sustainable synergy We are here today with the management of the AEA to put our resources together to move FCT forward The agency is supporting us with more sewing machines so that we can expand our activities in all our centres she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA remains committed to reduce youth restiveness, unemployment-Official
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has stated its commitment to reduce youth restiveness and unemployment through skills acquisition training for financial liberation in the area Alhaji Sani El Katuzu Education Secretary of the FCT Administration stated this while inaugurating a Fashion Hub by the Abuja Enterprise Agency AEA and the launching of a free skills acquisition training at FCT Department of Mass Education El Katuzu urged the teeming youths and women in the FCT to embrace the skills acquisition programmes of the administration The FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello he said has resolved to significantly reduce youth idleness through requisite skills acquisition Also speaking at the event the Managing Director of AEA Mr Shehu Abdulkadir urged the youths and women to key into the various skills acquisition programmes which remains the major panacea to poverty eradication in the country The FCT administration is making frantic effort to emphasise on the importance of marketable skills acquisition training toward wealth creation and poverty eradication We are very happy with this partnership with the Department of Mass Education That is the only way to go about it synergy They have the facilities we provide the machines We are determined to work together to achieve the FCT free of poverty and youth restiveness he said The Director FCT Department of Mass Education Hajia Hajarat Alayande also commended the commitment of the FCT Administration under the leadership of Bello According to her the Non formal education is a strong tool for job creation and poverty reduction in the FCT Alayande urged the relevant key players in the non formal education sector to prioritise sustained and result oriented synergy to eradicate poverty in the FCT We are grateful to the FCT Minister for positioning the FCT to have a suitable platform for non formal education in all the area councils of the FCT If poverty must be a thing of the past in the FCT all the major stakeholders in informal education industry must place premium on sustainable synergy We are here today with the management of the AEA to put our resources together to move FCT forward The agency is supporting us with more sewing machines so that we can expand our activities in all our centres she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FCTA remains committed to reduce youth restiveness, unemployment-Official
    General news2 months ago

    FCTA remains committed to reduce youth restiveness, unemployment-Official

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stated its commitment to reduce youth restiveness and unemployment through skills acquisition training, for financial liberation in the area.

    Alhaji Sani El- Katuzu, Education Secretary of the FCT Administration, stated this while inaugurating a Fashion Hub by the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) and the launching of a free skills acquisition training at FCT Department of Mass Education.

    El-Katuzu urged the teeming youths and women in the FCT, to embrace the skills acquisition programmes of the administration.

    The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, he said has resolved to significantly reduce youth idleness, through requisite skills acquisition.

    Also speaking at the event.

    the Managing Director of AEA, Mr Shehu Abdulkadir urged the youths and women to key into the various skills acquisition programmes, which remains the major panacea to poverty eradication in the country.

    “The FCT administration is making frantic effort to emphasise on the importance of marketable skills acquisition training toward wealth creation and poverty eradication.

    “We are very happy with this partnership with the Department of Mass Education.

    That is the only way to go about it, synergy.

    “They have the facilities, we provide the machines.

    We are determined to work together to achieve the FCT free of poverty and youth restiveness,” he said.

    The Director, FCT Department of Mass Education, Hajia Hajarat Alayande also commended the commitment of the FCT Administration under the leadership of Bello.

    According to her  the  Non-formal education is a  strong tool for job creation and poverty reduction in the FCT.

    Alayande urged the relevant key players in the non-formal education sector to prioritise sustained and result-oriented synergy to eradicate  poverty in the FCT.

    “We are grateful to the FCT Minister for positioning the FCT to have a suitable platform for non formal education in all the area councils of the FCT.

    “If poverty must be a thing of the past in the FCT,  all the major stakeholders in informal education industry, must place premium on sustainable synergy.

    “We are here today with the management of the AEA, to put our resources together to move FCT forward.

    “The agency is supporting us with more sewing machines so that we can expand our activities in all our centres,” she said.

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