29 Ctober 2020 By Remi Johnson
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, says the FCT Administration through its Social Development Secretariat has set-up data desks aimed at collating the data of youths across Area Councils with a view to addressing their restiveness.
The Minister who made this known during a virtual stakeholders’ meeting, also called on critical stakeholders to embark on strategic sensitization of residents across the six area councils in the FCT on the need to embrace peace.
She explained that the data collated would help to identify the needs of youths towards engaging them in productive ventures.
This, she said would go a long way to tackle youth restiveness that resulted to looting and destruction of government facilities in the territory.
She also used the occasion to commend Kuje youths for their efforts in repelling the hoodlums that attempted to disrupt peace in the Community .
The Minister further called on youths from all Area Councils to be vigilant and continue to remain peaceful and law abiding. Her words:
“because all Area Councils have peculiar demands, these Data Desks will be designed to serve individual Area Councils according to their needs and demands. However, whatever decision is going to be made by the administration, we will add inputs from all stakeholders as this will make us to serve the residents better”.
On their parts,,the stakeholders commended the FCT Minister of State for recognizing the role of critical stakeholders in governance and pledged to assist the administration to promote peaceful co-existence in the Territory.
Also, one of the stakeholders, Sen. Usman Jibrin Wowo, urged the Social Development Secretariat to set-up a platform that would allow the FCT Administration to constantly interact with key youth leaders on the need to ensure peace in their communities.
Those who participated in the virtual meeting include Sen.Usman Jibrin Wowo, Hon. Ishaku Tanko Yamawo, Hon. Bako Angulu, Hon. Musa Dikko, Hon. Danladi Zhin, Adamu Amako, among others.