FG To Extend CCTVs To Abuja Towns
Huhuonline.com / can report that the Federal Government has put up measures to decongest the Federal Capital City (FCC) in Abuja, embarking on the installation of Closed Circuit Television Cameras CCTVs in all the satellite towns within the Federal
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed who confirmed the efforts at a consultation with some sixty traditional and community leaders, drawn from the six area councils of the territory, warned them to desist from allocating lands to alleged 'gullible Nigerians' who may not be aware that such powers are only vested in the president.
'Let us develop the template of how we can identify those people that will come with bad intentions. We know the dark areas within the territory but of course, everywhere is our concern. You can see what we are doing in the main city with the CCTVs put in place. We will have to extend it to the satellite towns so that people will be encouraged to settle there. And of course, by settling there within the law and providing affordable housing, the income of the area councils will be augmented. The micro-economic indices will improve in such a manner that our GDP will go higher,' Mohammed stated.
He said, 'Any other action outside that is null and void and cannot be allowed to continue because unsuspecting Nigerians keep on losing their fortunes to such illegalities.'
Senator Mohammed restated that the meeting has become necessary to acquaint the stakeholders with its collective challenges to stop the illegal sale of land but he remained was silent on how the project would assist in decongesting the city and when it would take off.
The Minister emphasized that the sale of illegal land in the Federal Capital Territory has constituted very serious challenges in the areas of security, development control as well as Resettlement & Compensation.
While lamenting the upsurge of illegal structures and shanties around the Federal Capital City and the Satellite Towns, Senator Mohammed hinted that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has given additional attention to the challenges of the Federal Capital Territory and assured that the Area Councils and the Satellite Towns will be made more habitable.
On his part, the FCT Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide said the meeting was in partnership between the FCT Administration, stakeholders and the natives, saying, 'We have instructions from the Federal Government to restore the Abuja Master Plan and to improve sanitary conditions of the entire 8,000 square kilometers of the Federal Capital Territory which must be achieved collectively.'
Speaking on the behalf of other stakeholders, the Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Traditional Council, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa appreciated the meeting but expressed the hope that they will be carried along in the entire process.