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Lockdown: FCT Minister Issues New, Stricter Directives

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, FCT, Abuja, Mallam Muhammad Bello has issued new directives to the FCT residents following observations from the previous weeks.

In a statement put out by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, it showed that while the level of compliance within the Federal Capital City (FCC) has been satisfactory, the same cannot be said about the satellite town located at various area councils where the residents have largely ignored the lockdown directive.

Fct Minister, Muhammad Bello
FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello

According to the statement, residents have used the excuse of going to the market to flout lockdown orders as well as traders who are selling non-essential food commodities.

In the new measures released by the Minister, market days have reduced to Wednesdays and Saturdays only, and residents are to patronise only neighbourhood markets as movements from one district to the other violates the lockdown directive.

The notice also dictates that mobile courts will now be activated to try all violators across the FCT, motorcycles otherwise known as Okada are henceforth barred from operating anywhere in Kubwa and Dutse Alhaji.

Meanwhile, the statement added that sensitisation efforts would be set up primarily in rural communities involving area council Chairmen, Traditional Rulers and Community Leaders to engage in sensitising their people about the dangers of coronavirus.

The FCT Administration has assured residents of the FCT that they are committed to ensuring the control of the Coronavirus pandemic and seeks the cooperation of all in curtailing the spread of the virus.

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