Minister of the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has given a hint on the introduction of religious and moral educations in the government schools across the capital territory.
He said that encouraging religious and moral education in schools would ensure that the younger generations are given what he called re-orientation.
The minister spoke today when he received a delegation of leaders of Christian community that paid him a courtesy visit in his office Abuja.
This was even as the minister said that his ministry will soon embark on comprehensive surveillance of all uncompleted buildings in the FCT to ensure that such places are not turned into den of criminals.
The Minister said that the Administration is concerned about the several uncompleted buildings across the Federal Capital City, Abuja and a number of unidentified persons squatting in such places, which may pose security risk.
Muhammad Bello said that the Administration had earlier spoken to the Muslim community on the unfortunate cases of street begging in some areas of the city and urged the residents to join hands with the FCTA to eradicate that menace.
The Minister disclosed that his Administration intends to take the issues of rehabilitation very seriously to give those with such social problem a sense belonging, thereby making them useful to themselves and the entire society.
“In the 2016 fiscal year, the FCT Administration will upgrade Rehabilitation Centre for effective skill acquisition to make the rehabilitated persons independent and self sustenance.”
Malam Bello reiterated that the FCT Administration also intends take them back to their families for re-absorption into the society after successful rehabilitation.
The FCT Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Israel Akanji who led the delegation appealed to the Minister for land for church groups and for FCT Administration to spare church building where possible.
Rev. Akanji also asked that the government to re-consider its stance on sponsorship of pilgrims to Israel.