Thursday, December 8, 2022

FG asks traditional rulers to end insecurity

“The royal fathers who are the custodians of the people should come up with new strategies that will put an end to this menace.”

• April 27, 2022
Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu
Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu

FCT Minister of State Ramatu Aliyu has called on traditional rulers and other stakeholders to evolve new methods to tackle insecurity in the nation’s capital.

Mrs Aliyu, who spoke at the sixth security meeting with area council chairpersons, and other critical stakeholders in Abuja, lamented reports of insecurity in Gwagwalada, Kwali and Bwari.

She stressed the need for traditional rulers to re-strategise and strengthen areas of need, blaming recent bandits’ attacks in some communities of the Abaji area council on the failure of intelligence gathering.

“We need to do an analysis of where our strength lies and where we need to fortify. In our expanded FCT security meetings, we have all adequate committees in place, and we have other sub-committees that are overseeing the affairs of security and intelligence gathering in the territory,” she said. “Therefore, the royal fathers who are the custodians of the people should come up with new strategies that will put an end to this menace.”

The minister further stated that the FCT Administration was doing everything possible to create jobs for the teeming youths and women in rural communities across the six area councils, saying this is a way of checking problems.

(NAN) 

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya

States

Tambuwal praises Nigerian Army over civil-military projects

Governor Aminu Tambuwal joined residents of Sifawa and other communities in the Bodinga local government area in commending civil-military projects executed by the Nigerian Army.

New York Times

Rights

New York Times editors, reporters go on strike

The newsroom at The Times employs more than 1,800 people. Compensation is the negotiation’s most contentious topic.

Yobe State House of Assembly

States

Yobe parliament suspends revenue board chairman nominee’s screening

The Yobe House of Assembly has suspended the screening of Sani Kaitafi as Chairman of the state Internal Revenue Board.

Sadiya Umar Farouq and N-Power

Anti-Corruption

N-Power: Sadiya Farouq promises to support ICPC’s fraud investigation

Humanitarian minister Sadiya Umar Farouq has pledged to support the ICPC in its investigation of alleged fraud in the N-Power Programme.

Polaris Bank and Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos

Economy

Appeal Court reverses Polaris Bank’s sale of Intercontinental Hotel

In a unanimous judgment, three judges of the court ruled that Milan Industries had fully reimbursed the bank for the N2 billion mortgage facility it obtained from Polaris Bank.

A composite of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq used to illustrate the story

Economy

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari humiliates Osinbajo; discards vice president’s social safety bill on Sadiya Farouq’s objection

Documents reviewed by Peoples Gazette revealed how the humanitarian affairs minister thwarted the vice president’s years-long labour on a vital policy.