…Abuja has never been as unsafe as it is now – Hon. Toby Okechukwu
BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the Federal Capital Territory Administration over negligence and decay infrastructure as well as rising insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory despite huge budgetary allocation’ to it over the years.
The House in its resolution summoned the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello.
The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, during the plenary on Tuesday 9th November, 2021.
Hon. Gideon Gwani, seconded the motion.
Okechukwu who insisted that the minister was not doing the job for which he was hired, stressed the urgent need to arrest the decaying infrastructure and general insecurity in the FCT.
The lawmaker expressed concern at the seeming neglect of infrastructure maintenance and development in the nation’s capital.
According to him, Abuja has never been as unsafe as it is now as lecturers, journalists, and individuals are being kidnapped with reckless abandon.
The lawmaker lamented that the rate of decay was fast spreading from the city centre down to the satellite towns.
He was also worried that with the budget released to the FCT, it has no business being in its present state of decay and disrepair.
However, Nicholas Ossai, who represents Ndokwa/Ukwani Federal Constituency (Delta State), informed his colleagues that the House Committee on the FCT has already set up four sub-committees to look into the issues of concern in the motion.
But responding to Ossai’s remark, Okechukwu stated that the House has active roles to play in ensuring the office of the FCT Minister performs optimally as required by the minister’s terms of engagement.
Thereafter, lawmakers voted on the motion and it was adopted.