The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has charged all ethnic communities living in Abuja to use its various platforms to promote the security consciousness and development of the Capital City.
Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah gave the charge when he addressed the reunion meeting of the Descendants of Uhonmora-Ora in Abuja.
The people of Uhonmora-Ora are said to be indigenous in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, but have a large representation in all sectors of the economy within the Federal Capital Territory.
Comrade Attah who described Abuja as a unifying point for all ethnic groups, said the security and development of the city is the responsibility of all individuals and ethnic groups.
He opined that government’s efforts towards securing and developing the city, would have little or no impact without the cooperation of different stakeholders.
Attah disclosed that several measures had been taken by the FCT Ministers, Malam Muhammad Bello and Dr. Ramatu Aliyu towards sustaining the developmental blueprint of the city for the benefits of all Nigerians and legitimate foreigners.
According to him, leaders of various ethnic groups should also sensitize their members on the dangers of indulging in illegalities.
He added that the administration has zero tolerance for lawlessness, criminalities and other behaviours that scuttle
security and development of the city.
“All ethnic communities must come in, join hands with the FCT Administration and the President who is the Governor General to build Abuja as a capital city for all of us. We must all be security conscious as well as obey the rules that govern Abuja.”
Also Speaking, a Federal government retiree and a member of the community, Mr Imoigele Kingsley, who said his community in Abuja had been part of the development of the city for the past 30 years added that the reunion was convened to reactivate the community’s platform, to galvanise more developmental support.
By Remi Johnson