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FCT Minister charges security agencies, city managers on Abuja’s surging population

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FCT Minister charges security agencies, city managers on Abuja’s surging population

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, on Tuesday, urged security agencies, traffic and environmental managers in Abuja to sustain efforts at securing and keeping the city clean within the transition period.

Bello made the call during a valedictory session with the Traffic Management Team drawn from the Police, Federal Road Safety Corps, Abuja Environmental Protection Board and Directorate of Road Traffic Services, which he created in September 2019.

NAN reports that the minister created the traffic team to ensure the free flow of vehicles from the AYA-Nyanya axis and the Gwarinpa-Dutse-Alhaji- Bwari road.

Represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Mr Ikharo Attah, the minister commended members of the team for working under his stewardship in its effort to sanitise the territory.

Bello particularly urged them to always be passionate and diligent in their daily endeavours, as well as be bold to take tough decisions for the overall good of the people and the city.

He said: “Every single day, people keep pouring into Abuja, and our work as security, traffic and environmental managers get more complex.”

According to him, as the city is growing, traffic management is becoming more challenging.

Bello said: “Abuja is getting complex because people from Lagos, Port Harcourt, Edo, Kano, Keffi, Zamfara and Uyo are constantly moving here, and we must constantly manage traffic as it is our work.

“The crowd coming into the city is not a bad omen, as people migrate to where they believed in, so traffic and crowd in a city shows that people believe that city is working.

“And traffic management is not rocket science. Every single day, a new problem will arise that would require officials from FRSC, DRTS, Police, AEPB or even the military to rush and solve.”

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