FEDERAL Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has restated that cattle grazing, begging, street hawking and commercial motorcycle (Okada) remain banned in the federal capital city, Abuja, and must be enforced by security agents. FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello dropped this hint after an emergency FCT Security Committee meeting held in Gwarinpa I District, Abuja, yesterday. The minister stressed that the FCTA would continue to collaborate with security agencies to ensure that the ban was made effective while following all due processes. Bello emphasised 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 threat in the territory. The security committee also condemned the illegal attempt by some criminal gangs that stormed the Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre, Kuchiko in Bwari Area Council, trying to rescue some of the inmates at the centre, following the arrest of 687 beggars/destitute. The committee also decried the illegal use of uncompleted buildings by destitute, miscreants and criminals in the FCT, warning that owners of such property would be held responsible for any security breath traced to their property. The minister reiterated that owners of such uncompleted buildings must provide security in and around such property and also ensure the cleanliness of the surrounding areas.

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