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Senate commends FCT minister, others for containing coronavirus spread

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday received commendation from Nigerian Senate for effectively handling of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown, within the Territory.

The Senate, who singled out head of one of the compliance monitoring and enforcement teams which was led by the Chairman, FCT Ministerial Task Team on Traffic decongestion, Comrade Ikahro Attah for his contributions and efforts that ensured that COVID-19 did not spread across the nation’s capital.

Making this assertion, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Abubakar Kyari, also commended the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello for supporting and providing the conductive environment for the Taskforce to do its work.

Kyari, who spoke during the presentation of the revised 2020 budget of the Ministry noted that the level of death predicted by the west did not take place as predicted because of the policies and strategy provided by the FCT Minister.

He added that; “Honourable Minister, we as a committee appreciate the effort you and your team carried on the health sector, the palliative and the fumigation; and the security agencies especially the Taskforce led by Attah.

“I remember, in our last meeting I had to commend him, because he was all over the place. He was very very active going from nooks and crannies trying to educate people, and also carrying out the enforcement of the Taskforce regulations during that period.”

He continued; “And I’m sure he derived his strength from the leadership of the honourable Minister. I will like to commend all of you.”

It would be recalled that as part of measures to contain and curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the Territory, the FCT Administration had set up five enforcement teams to monitor and enforce compliance with government directives on pandemic.

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