Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Covid-19: Senate lauds FCT minister, Attah, others

The Nigerian Senate has applauded the FCT Administration for its effective handling of the Coronavirus outbreak in the territory, especially during the lockdown.


The Senate Committee on FCT particularly singled out the Comrade Ikahro Attah led, Enforcement team for their contributions and efforts in ensuring that COVID-19 pandemic did not spread across the nation's capital.

Giving the commendation during the presentation of the revised 2020 budget of the FCTA, Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Abubakar Kyari, also commended the FCT Minister, Mal. Muhammad Bello for supporting and providing the conductive environment for the Taskforce to do its work.

Kyari noted that the level of death predicted by the west did not take place as predicted because of the policies and strategy provided by the FCT Minister.

In his words, “Minister, we as a committee appreciate the effort you and your team carried on the health sector, the palliative and the fumigation and the security agencies especially the Taskforce led by Attah.

“I remember, in our last meeting I had to commend him, because he was all over the place. He was very active going from nooks and crannies trying to educate people, and also carrying out the enforcement of the Taskforce regulations during that period.

“And I'm sure he derived his strength from the leadership of the honourable minister.  I will like to commend all of you.”

In his contribution, Senator Smart Adeyemi equally commended the administration for rising to the challenge of the pandemic and urged it to keep up with the measures put in place to control the spread of the disease.

The FCT minister, presented a revised statutory budget proposal of N189,512,094,100 as against the N232.875,365,947 in the 2020 Appropriation Act which represents a reduction of 19 percent.

Bello also revealed that the revised FCT 2020 Appropriation proposal was prepared in line with the guidelines stipulated in the Federal Ministry of Finance Circular (FMF/OHM/2020APALT/1), which prioritized growth enhancing, pro-poor and social sector investments.



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