• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Wike mandates FCT area councils to begin monthly security meeting

Nyesom Wike, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has mandated chairmen of the six FCT area councils to begin mandatory monthly security meetings to improve the security situation in their respective councils.

Wike issued the directive during a security town hall at Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), in Abuja on Friday. He urged the public to notify him if any chairmen failed to hold the monthly security meeting.

“If there is no monthly meeting held in terms of security meetings in the councils, I should be aware, and I will hold that chairman responsible for any security breach.

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“If you do your job, I do my job, traditional leaders do their job, and security agencies do their job, we won’t have problems.

“But if you don’t do your part, I don’t do my part, he does not do his part, we are bound to have security problems.”

He assured residents that the government would provide everything that security agencies require to help them perform their duties.

He pointed out that some of the security agencies do not have the needed equipment and operational vehicles to perform optimally.

“They don’t have the needed logistics and communication gadgets, yet we want them to perform wonders, we want them to perform miracles. If they don’t have information, they will not perform miracles,” Wike said.

“Ours is not to carry guns; ours is to provide information through the area councils, through our traditional rulers; and through my office, then to security agencies.

“When we give them information, they will take proactive actions,” he said.

Earlier, Ismaila Mohammed, the leader in Karshi, who spoke on behalf of traditional leaders at the meeting, called for synergy between security officials and the community

Mohammed warned politicians against provocative statements concerning the security situation in the FCT.

“Please do not politicise the security situation in the FCT. Leave the security challenge out of your politics.