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FCTA Permits Market To Open 10AM-2PM, Warns Against Violation

7 April 2020 National News News


In line with the stay at home order of the Federal government, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, has insisted that markets remain partially closed to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the territory.

The Chairman, FCT Task Team on Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah gave the warning while carrying out an enforcement alone Lugbe axis, in Abuja.

Comrade Attah frowned at the situation where some of the residents flaunted the Presidential order by going about their normal businesses, urged residents to stay indoor to enable government carryout more contact tracing to contain the spread of COVID – 19 in the territory.

The Task Team Chairman re-echoed the FCT Administration’s desire that only neighbourhood markets or neighbourhood shops are to be open during this period from 10am to 2pm daily.

According to him, ” I think we must sound realistic, many thanks to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha who has being doing so much to really enlighten the people that the issue of 10am- 2pm market is for those who are in a neighborhood to stock food and not for major markets here.

“We caught some people today, Since they are first time offenders, we warned them after keeping them in that location for one to two hours, then released them. We feel that two hours detention is enough for them to learn a lesson”, he added.

Comrade Attah also warned those using the stay at home season to construct illegal structures to desist from such act, and noted that the Administration would not hesitate to bring down any illegal structure constructed during this period.

He emphasised that anyone erecting a building at this period contravene government stay at home directive, and if l found would be made to face the law.

Commrade Attach explained that sometimes when these illegal structures are demolished, the people tend to complain.

Remi Johnson/Abuja


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