Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have been urged to use the occasion of the Eid el-Fitri celebrations signifying the end of the holy month of Ramadan, to pray for peace and the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Chinyeaka Ohaa made this call as part of his Sallah message to the residents of the FCT in Abuja, Nigeria.
He said they should use the occasion to pray for peace, social harmony and the prosperity of Nigeria.
Mr. Ohaa also assured FCT residents that the Administration has put machinery in motion to ensure the security of life and property during the Eid festivities.
The permanent secretary further enjoined them to be alert and bring to the notice of law enforcement agencies any attempts to breach the peace by miscreants.
He thank residents for their peaceful conduct during the inauguration ceremony of President Buhari on the 29th of May and urged them to, in same spirit, conduct themselves properly during the national Democracy Day celebrations which would hold on the 12th of June.
Mr. Ohaa also reminded FCT residents that the city of Abuja would be playing host to a number of foreign dignitaries during the Democracy Day celebrations, that it was an opportunity to showcase the great hospitality that Nigerians were known for.
He called on the residents to keep their residences clean and be courteous to all those who they come in contact with. He especially asked motorists to obey all traffic regulations and avoid over speeding and running through red lights.
The Permanent Secretary also commended the people of the FCT for their peaceful co-existence saying it signified the unity of Nigerians which is the principle on which the FCT was founded.
He further pledged the commitment of the FCTA for the provision of amenities, utilities and infrastructure that would add positive value to the lives of all residents.