The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has assured residents of the nation’s capital of continuous safety of lives and properties.
While adding that, we will continue, in collaboration with the various security agencies, to put measures in place to safeguard the lives and properties of all residents of the FCT.
The Minister gave this assurance in his Eid-El-Fitr message to residents of the nation’s capita which was made available to newsmen in Abuja by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Anthony Ogunleye.
According to him; “As we celebrate the Eid festivities, we should please do so from the safety and comfort of our homes. Please note that despite the seemingly low cases of positives and fatalities recorded in recent weeks, COVID-19 is still with us and remains a deadly disease.
“The possibility of a third wave is very real and we should therefore continue to observe the non-pharmaceutical intervention protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and hand washing”,he stated.
He also urged them to stand firm and resolute against divisive and unpatriotic elements in our society who do not wish us well as a nation and as a people to continue to care for each other irrespective of ethnic or religious differences.
Bello further stated that, the Federal Capital Territory was built on a foundation of national unity with the strong conviction of our founding fathers that it is only when we stay together and work together, with a single purpose, that we can truly reach our potentials as a great nation.
He added that , remain vigilant and be security conscious at all times. Report to the security agencies all suspicious movements and characters in our communities and be more discerning with information that you imbibe or share especially from the social media.
He, however, felicitate with all residents of the Federal Capital Territory, especially the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Eid-El-Fitr.
Saying, “Most importantly, I congratulate us all on the successful completion of 30 days of Ramadan which involved fasting, prayers and charity.
“It is therefore an opportunity to thank Almighty Allah for the successful completion of this religious obligation and pray that our supplications to Him will be favourably received.
“It was indeed gratifying to witness residents of the FCT reaching out to the less privileged members of the society regardless of ethnicity or religion in the spirit of oneness and caring for one another.
“I urge you to continue to practice the lessons learnt during Ramadan in order to strengthen the bond of brotherhood and unity”, he further stated.