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I’ll end open grazing in the Federal Capital Territory – Wike vows

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has expressed displeasure over the movement of herdsmen and their cattle within Abuja metropolis.

Wike told worried residents of Abuja on Wednesday that there are plans by the FCT administration to put an end to the roaming of cattle in the nation’s capital.

The FCT minister gave the assurance when he received in audience the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Daniel Bertrand.

Wike said he had initiated multifaceted discussions with different relevant critical stakeholders on the need to end the roaming of cattle in the city.

The Minister also noted that fighting insecurity in FCT demands multifaceted approaches which the administration was already adopting to defeat criminalities.

He added that his administration has also intensified partnership drives with the private sector transportation players, in a bid to beef up security in the city.

Earlier in his speech, the Ambassador, Daniel Bertrand who had raised concerns over the roaming of cattle on the streets of Abuja, expressed satisfaction, learning that the minister had initiated a fight against the menace.

Bertrand also expressed interest in getting investors from his country to partner with FCTA in the development of the nation’s capital.