By Kingsley Madaki
Federal Capital Territory FCT, Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing revitalized enforcement activities by the FCT Taskforce on City Sanitation.
Bello, who made this assertion during an interface with heads of enforcement related departments in FCTA, affiliate operational commander, and field commanders from various security agencies involved in enforcement activities in the FCT, said without enforcement it is not possible to attain sanity in the city.
The Minister added the enforcement exercise is aimed at ensuring the restoration and maintenance of sanity in Abuja, the nation’s capital city.
He, however, noted that all the demolitions and other enforcement activities especially those affecting high profile persons that the Taskforce have done, he had no reason to intervene, and stop such actions.
According to him: “Honestly, I appreciate you all for what you are doing. All the demolitions; all the arrests that you have done, no big man could call me to stop you, because they know I don’t do so (I won’t), that’s why they don’t talk about it. So, just go and do your work.
“What I’m telling you is exactly the feeling of the Commander in chief also, because we have to enforce.
“Without enforcement, it is not possible, the difference between us and animals is enforcement simply, and we in the Administration have to try our best to help you”.
Similarly, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, said the authorities are really feeling the impact of the taskforce, as their work is very palpable and appealing to the stakeholders.
This, he noted, couldn’t have been possible without the political will and support of the Hon. FCT Minister, who always wants the right thing to be done.
According to him: “I have always been seeing the face of Ikharo Attah as the face of all of you, so it is good we are seeing you all today. We are really feeling you, because we are seeing the work that you are doing.
“On the service delivery platform, I’m always there, and the feedback we received from you is worth encouraging and appealing. This is how it should be. All these couldn’t have been possible without the political will and support of the Hon. Minister, who always wants the right thing to be done.