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Eid celebrations: FCT Minister tasks residents on security consciousness

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THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on residents to be more vigilant and security conscious, especially during the Eid-El-Kabir festivities.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Minister on Friday.

“As we enjoy the festivities, I urge you all to be alive to your collective security responsibilities and implore you to be security conscious and follow all guidelines issued by the security authorities regarding the Sallah celebrations,” he said.

He also urged residents to embrace peace, while praying for security in the country and the success of the forthcoming general elections.

“I urge all of us to use the occasion of the celebration to strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity, and to reinforce the values of peaceful coexistence that have been the hallmark of FCT citizens.

“I enjoin all residents of the FCT to live by the tenets of peace and good neighbourliness, hard work and honesty, and to use the occasion of the festivities to pray for our President, Muhammad Buhari, and other leaders for security, prosperity and development, as well as for peaceful and successful elections in 2023,” he said.

Bello noted that the COVID-19 infection was still in existence and asked residents to adhere to precautionary measures.

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“You are also reminded that COVID-19 has not been eradicated and still poses a danger to health. You are enjoined to follow all extant guidelines on controlling the spread of the disease,” he said.

 

 

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