23 July 2020 By Remi Johnson
As Moslem faithful prepare for the celebration of the Eld-el Kabir , the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has cautioned against setting up indiscriminate ram markets within the territory.
Chairman of the FCT Ministerial TaskForce on City Sanitation, Comrade Ikharo Attah, gave the warning during a sensitization campaign at the markets, organised for ram and cattle sellers in Abuja.
Attah explained that the FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello had approved ram markets at Kugbo, Dei- Dei and all the Abattoirs within the territory to prevent ram and other animals buyers and sellers from defacing the aesthetics of the city.
Comrade Attah added that the Minister was also considering the option of creating temporary selling points at some outskirts locations, where ram dealers could use and two days after the celebration, the places would be dismantled and disinfected.
According to him, ram dealers who defied the ministerial directive would have their rams confiscated and distributed to orphanage homes, prisons and other vulnerable persons.
Attah also disclosed that a Mobile Court would be set up to try violators as well as permanent forfeiture from the court on the confiscated rams.
” The Minister of FCT…
will not be allowing every street to have ram markets, especially at the heart of the city. We have warned those involved in the illegal markets to desist. “Attah stressed.