The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says it is partnering with the police and other security agencies to address issues of kidnappings, banditry, communal clashes and other anomalies.
The Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola stated this at the 2021 Flood Outlook and Review of FCT Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP), organised by the FCT Emergency Management Agency in Abuja.
Mr Adesola who attributed the impact of COVID-19 outbreak to the increasing cases of kidnappings and other security challenges, said the Administration had strategically positioned herself to nip the menace in the bud.
“Since the last review of the FCT flood outlook in 2017, the administration had put measures in place to address the emerging challenges.
We have taken steps to address these challenges by supporting the police and other security agencies to be able to provide robust security for the territory and furthering the safer schools initiative.”
He added that the administration would continued to provide resources to maintain critical city infrastructure such as drainages and lighting up dark alleys.
Earlier, the Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, disclosed that the agency had responded to 82 flood cases, saved 421 lives and properties worth over N102,851,000 in 2020.