ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it will ensure strict compliance with the provisions of the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulation 2021 as released by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 amid the second wave of the pandemic.
This was part of the resolutions reached following a stakeholders meeting held on Friday at the FCDA Conference Hall, in Abuja.
The meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello also had in attendance the Honourable Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, the National Incidence Manager of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, political, traditional and religious leaders as well as heads of the various security agencies in the FCT.
Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Other resolutions reached include the need for the FCT Administration to sanction erring corporate organizations and ensure the effective use of the mobile court system for trial of offenders.
The FCT will also increase public education and community engagement following a baseline assessment of how much the populace know about the virus and launch massive awareness campaigns across the 6 Area Councils of the FCT to further sensitize members of the public on COVID-19.
While it was noted that commercial transportation is one of the major modes of transmitting the disease, it was resolved that all road transport unions will be engaged to ensure strict enforcement of the provisions of the regulations.
The meeting further resolved that there was the need for traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to fully mobilize and enlighten their various constituents on the need to fully comply with the resolutions. This is in addition to ensuring strict compliance in all the markets across the FCT.