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March 6, 2024

I’ll end open grazing in Abuja — Wike warns

I’ll end open grazing in Abuja — Wike warns

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has vowed to end open grazing within Abuja city.

Wike made this vow when he received in the audience the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Daniel Bertrand, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The minister told worried residents of Abuja that plans are underway to put an end to the roaming of cattle within the city centre.

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

He 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 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.