COVID-19 lockdown: Minister lauds Abuja enforcement task team

The Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has commended the Ministerial enforcement task team on COVID-19 restriction in Abuja

The Minister while distributing food items to the task team attributed the success recorded in the phase one of FCT Palliative distribution exercise to sacrifices made by these personnel drafted in from various security and paramilitary outfits.

The minister praised the enforcement team for defying the scourging sun and rains, to ensure that palliatives were served to the most vulnerable in the society.

“You went to the very end of difficult terrains of the FCT , to ensure that no one was left out . You all stood tall, you were resolute not to strike anyone, but to abide by the rules until normalcy was restored”, the Minister said.

She also used the occasion to commend the task force for ensuring that so far, there were no incidences of harassment in the FCT.

The much we are seeing achieved as a success in this (FCT) Palliative distribution exercise wouldn’t have been possible without your sacrifices.

We are here with very important men of our society. Very important in the sense that they sacrifice their own lives to safeguard our own lives, we appreciate you all.

“I say a very big thank you very on behalf of the FCT Administration.

In his response, Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Task team on COVID-19 lockdown enforcement, Ikharo Attah, thanked the Minister for the gesture noting that it demonstrates that the FCTA actually cares for its “gallant” personnel.

When we sit and watch these gallant men, most of whom in the last two months had not seen their families for more than three times.

“Throughout our operations, we are bold to let the world know that the people (security personnel) here did not flog anybody, they did not kick anybody, and they did not injure anybody.

 “And by God’s grace they will all return gallantly to their respective domains after the defeat and exist of COVID-19 pandemic”,  Ikharo stated.

Items donated were 500 bags of 10kg rice, 250 cartons of noodles and 250 packs of table water to the security team in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Source: Voice of Nigeria