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FCTA won’t compromise Abuja security —Minister

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has said government of the territory, FCT Administration, would strengthen security in the territory by sustaining support to relevant agencies.
Bello, who stated this while receiving the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, who was on a working visit to the territory, said security of Abuja was paramount to the FCT administration and that everything would be done for the protection of lives and property in the territory.
According to him, Abuja is the seat of government of Nigeria and therefore, needs more security attention considering that the city is the window in which the world sees Nigeria.
The minister stated that no effort would be spared to ensure adequate security of lives and property of residents and visitors in the area.
He said security agents were stakeholders in the “Abuja Project’’, adding that the FCTA would continue to collaborate with them in the task of protecting the territory.
He said the FCTA would also partner the Nigerian Navy to play its part to further secure the area.
“Although, the territory is not bounded by international waters, which is the primary responsibility of the Nigerian Navy, Navy still has a role to play. The presence of the Navy in Abuja, which is the seat of power, calls for closer collaboration between the FCT administration and the force,” he said.
He urged the navy to liaise with other security agencies in the territory to make Abuja safer, saying that it could be done by way of intelligence sharing to nip any security breach in the bud.
The minister disclosed that the administration had been working on modalities to ease the processes for development of plots in the territory.
According to him, this administration will make the entire process easier to forestall challenges that hinder smooth development of private, public and commercial plots.
Earlier, the Navy Chief had requested the FCTA to assist the force in perfecting its documentation, particularly title documents on its landed property in order to attract and partner private developers.

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