NUJ-FCTA Chapel Supports Minister to End Insecurity In Abuja, Takes Sensitization To Streets

By: Prudence Okonna & Sunday Shekwonya

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapel has joined the Ministers of FCT to bring to an end the upsurge of insecurity in the nation’s capital.

In a sensitization exercise carried out on Monday, within the Abuja metropolis, the Union’s Chairman, Ngozi Ufomba, used the opportunity to enjoin all residents of FCT to always report any suspicious act that is capable of causing security threats within the city to the security agencies.

Ufomba emphasized that the task of ending insecurity in the FCT is not the sole responsibility of the FCT Administration but a task that must be jointly tackled by every resident of the FCT.

While commending the Minister for his proactive approach, which has led to the arrest of many culprits, the Chairman recalled the efforts of the FCT Minister, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who held several Town Hall meetings in all the six Area Councils to address the security issues bedeviling the nation’s capital must not be taken for granted but deserves to be complemented by every responsible resident of the FCT.

The NUJ Chairman urged every resident of FCT to support the FCT Administration to keep the nation’s capital safe and secured from kidnapping, ‘one chance’, and other security threats that have caused harm to the residents.

The sensitization exercise revolved around the 6 basic tips that will help to prevent “kidnapping” and “one-chance ” security calamities that are mostly trending in the FCT.

Some of the tips re-emphasized by the NUJ during the exercise were “To stay alert and trust your instinct; avoid walking alone in poorly lit or secluded areas; always avoid unregistered, tinted, and unpainted taxis; keep a low profile on social media and undisclosed travel plan”.

Other tips were: always let someone you trust know where you are going to and when you are going to return; always take these precautions into consideration and stay safe.

Abuja Digest recalls that during the security Town Hall meetings in all the six Area Councils, the Minister of FCT had enjoined the six Area Council Chairmen to form security committees to bring a lasting solution to all the security threats plaguing the nation’s capital.