FCT: Agitated Wike Rolls Out Fresh Directives to Area Council Chairmen Amid Rising Insecurity

FCT: Agitated Wike Rolls Out Fresh Directives to Area Council Chairmen Amid Rising Insecurity

  • A crucial directive has been issued to the six area council chairmen in the federal capital territory
  • This directive was rolled out by the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, amid the rising insecurity in Abuja
  • Wike mandated a monthly security meeting for all the area council chairmen and other stakeholders

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - FCT Minister Nyesom Wike has instructed the chairmen of the six Area Councils in the FCT to conduct compulsory monthly security meetings in their designated areas.

This directive was issued during a security town hall at Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on Friday, January 26.

Wike has been under pressure lately to restore law and order in the nation's capital
The FCT minister ordered mandatory monthly meetings for the six area council chairmen. Photo Credit: Nyesom Ezenwo Wike
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Wike emphasised the importance of notifying him if any chairmen fail to organise the mandated monthly security meeting, stating that a failure to do so would threaten the security of the respective council.

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As quoted by Premium Times, Wike said:

“If there is no monthly meeting held in terms of security meeting in the councils, I should be aware, and I will hold that chairman responsible for any security breach.
“If you do your job, I do my job, traditional leaders do their own job, and security agencies do their own job, we won’t have problems.
“But if you don’t do your own part, I don’t do my own part, he does not do his own part, then we are bound to have security problems.”

Wike vows to restore law and order in Abuja

He guaranteed the public that the government was committed to supplying security agencies with all the necessary resources to facilitate their tasks.

He highlighted the need for more equipment and operational vehicles to help some security agencies achieve peak performance.

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The minister emphasised the importance of collaborative efforts among various parties and expressed the necessity for supporting security agencies to achieve success.

He assured the construction of a police station and several access roads, fulfilling the requests made by the council chairman, Christopher Maikalangu.

Wike accuses blackmailers of creating tension in Abuja

In another report, Nyesom Wike said there is nowhere in the world where there is no crime.

Wike said some politicians are responsible for creating unnecessary tension in Abuja about a few kidnapping cases.

He said the politicians are blackmailers who have been paid to carry propaganda to ensure the government does not survive.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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