.. Insists on a Closing Time of 7pm
As a result of the unwholesome activities occurring in parks, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced that it would begin full enforcement of the park policy across the city tomorrow, Monday.
Comrade Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement to the Minister of the FCT, commented on this and urged that all park operators must shut down in compliance with the policy every day at 7 p.m.
He announced this over the weekend, claiming that conformity with the policy centered on maintaining sanity will result from enforcement.
According to Attah :”The issue of the park policy is very clear, the FCT Administration is very clear on it, the coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council with the Director of Parks and Recreation have clarified the issue.
“Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello have given the marching order to implement the park policy and it is clear, from 7pm all parks are to remain closed that is what the Park policy contain, also with the kind approval of the minister, from tomorrow, Monday all parks should remain close from 7pm.
“Parks that refused to close from the stipulated time and team will be going round to ensure that parks comply with the policy.
“I have received calls from some of them that people what to enjoy after closing from work till deep in the night, but I say no. Anything someone wants to enjoy go early enough so that by 7pm when the park is closing, so that those in charge of the park can clean it and prepare for another day business.
“The City will have to adjust to the fact that parks close by 7pm, when it’s dark everybody can adjust to it”
It would be recalled that the coordinator Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) Umar Shuaibu, had recently announced the decision ordering park operators to open 8am and close 7pm.
Shuaibu said the enforcement is on the sideline of the implementation of the FCT park policy.
According to him, the exercise will enable the administration to have data of Parks and checkmate their activities especially the ones that violate the laws.