The House of Representatives has invited Mohammed Bello, the minister of the federal Capital Territory (FCT) over the insecurity in Abuja.
The House Of Reps called Mr Bello after Toby Okechukwu who is a minority leader of the house moved a motion of urgent public importance and it was adopted. Mr Toby lamented over the bad state of infrastructure in the FCT and also noted that some street lights has been unrepaired for a long time.
“Abuja has never been as unsafe as it is today due, among others, to the influx of bandits and other criminals, lack of modern security infrastructures in the city centre and the satellite towns, and non-maintenance of available ones, including CCTV installations and as little as streetlights,” he said.
“There are concerns that the poor city management bedevilling the FCT is resulting in obvious disorderliness and widespread deterioration, with serious concern the indiscriminate allocation of lands without a matching infrastructural development; and acute lack of infrastructure in the satellite towns and the resort by tax-paying citizens to self-help in territory that should ordinarily model rural development in Nigeria.”
“Concerned about the worsening poor waste management practice in the FCT, including dearth and poor maintenance of waste treatment plants, despite Minister of State, FCT’s claim of N8 billion annual expenditure on waste management in the FCT.
“Also worried about the far-reaching consequences of the absence of a full complement of the FCTA’s administrative structures for about two years since the appointment of the FCT minister, including the non-appointment of mandate secretaries, equivalents of commissioners at state level, to form the FCT executive council.”
The motion was adopted and put to a voice vote by Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.