I will end open grazing in Abuja – Wike vows

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, expressed displeasure over the movement of cattle within Abuja city.

Wike told worried residents of Abuja that plans are on to put an end to the roaming of cattle within the city centre.

He gave the assurance in Abuja when he received in audience the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Daniel Bertrand.

Wike said he had initiated multifaceted discussions with different relevant critical stakeholders on the need to end the roaming of cattle in the city.

The Minister also noted that fighting insecurity in FCT demands multifaceted approaches which the administration was already adopting to defeat criminalities.

He added that his administration has also intensified partnership drives with the private sector transportation players, in a bid to beef up security in the city.

Earlier in his speech, the Ambassador, Daniel Bertrand who had raised concerns over the roaming of cattle on the streets of Abuja, expressed satisfaction, learning that the minister had initiated a fight against the menace.

Bertrand also expressed interest in getting investors from his country to partner with FCTA in the development of the nation’s capital

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