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Christmas Message: FCT Minister Felicitates With Residents

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…Urges Them To Celebrate Safely

Joel Ajayi

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has sent warm felicitations to the residents of the Territory especially the Christian faithful on the celebration of Christmas.

In his annual Christmas message, Malam Bello enjoined them to use the occasion of Christmas to reflect upon, and rededicate themselves to the virtues of love and peace as exemplified by Jesus Christ.

Malam Bello also reminded residents that the FCT was similarly founded on the principles of love for country, respect for fellow citizens, and peaceful co-existence in a united Nigeria.

He, therefore, urged all residents of the FCT, to continue to imbibe these virtues as embodied by the season of Christmas.

Malam Bello equally called on residents to be very cautious while celebrating Christmas in the face of the second wave of COVID-19 which, he reminded residents, is even more virulent than the first wave.

While urging residents to use the occasion of Christmas to pray for the quick end of the pandemic, he enjoined them to comply with all the guidelines on COVID-19 prevention as announced by the relevant health authorities.

The basic measures, which have been proven to save lives, the Minister reminded residents, include physical distancing, hand washing, use of face mask, and avoiding large gatherings.

He urged them not to be carried away by the euphoria of the festivities and let their guard down but to celebrate safely by obeying all the established health protocols.

Malam Bello thereafter called on residents to be security conscious during the festivities and assured them that the security agencies have been adequately mobilized to protect lives and property during the holidays.

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FCT REDAN Moves To Tackle Fraudulent Businessmen Posing As Estate Developers

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The FCT Chapter of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has said it is poised to tackle fraudulent businessmen posing as estate developers, swindling unsuspecting Nigerians in the process.

The association promised to arrest the situation and at the same time find solutions to the inadequate housing supply in the city exacerbated by the daily influx of Nigerians to the FCT due to general insecurity across the nation.

Abuja chapter of Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria chairman, Osilama Emmanuel Osilama disclosed this to news men in Abuja, yesterday, ahead of its General meeting of all stakeholders in FCT scheduled for 15th June, 2021 with the theme “ Solution to developers’ challenges in the FCT, Rural -Urban Housing Initiative (RUHI 774) and other options.’’

He said that the General meeting will be an avenue to accelerate the concept of mass affordable housing delivery to Nigerians, initiated by REDAN, aimed to deliver 100 housing units in each of the 774 local councils of Nigeria, including the FCT.

According to him, the event will witness the introduction of REDAN FCT displinary committee as well as regulatory agencies and financial/ law enforcement agencies scheduled for Chelsea Hotel, Abuja.

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