Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has vowed that no amount of interferences and or pressure will make his administration to deviate from the rules of engagement.
The Minister, who spoke today, June 26 during a luncheon he held with Enforcement Commanders and Heads of Operations of Security Outfits and FCT Agencies at his official Life Camp Residence, charged them to remain undaunted without compromise.
Malam Musa Bello who assured the enforcement commanders of the full support of his Administration in the discharging of their responsibilities, said that the Administration would “remain steadfast and resolute in enforcing city laws and will resist any form of interference or pressure to bend the rules.”
According to him, the FCT is a creation of law and stressed that the rule of law will apply in all circumstances, charging the officers to carry out their assignments diligently.
“I appreciate all what you are doing. Just go ahead and do your work. That is what the Commander in Chief told me. He said Minister just do your work. And that is my charge to all of you too.”
This was even as the Administration’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola expressed gratitude to the minister for the support given to the enforcement teams.
“I saw the report of someone that sank borehole on the walkway. In the past years, that operation would have gone unnoticed. The people that would even go there would have compromised and the work will be completed.
“But I saw our gallant officers, both the civilians and the force men, all of them there. Not only that they stopped the work, the Deputy Director from the AEPB said this person will be prosecuted. This is how it should be and we thank you for the assurances of your support”
He charged them to carry out their assignment within the ambits of the law, saying: “we still have a lot to do and the Minister has given us the backing.
“What he has always said is make sure you do it according to the law. Don’t do anything out of vendetta. That should not be the purpose, the reason should be because a wrong thing has been committed and it has to be righted.”
Earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah thanked the Minister for providing the necessary backing and leadership.
“We want to thank you for the deep support, the strong political will we have received in carrying out our job that we consider very tough.
“We want to thank you for the willpower to stand by us in very difficult times because when we look at the job we do in the field, we discover that if not for your strong political will to stand and be very firm for what is right, I don’t think we will go far at all”