THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration is considering the setting up of a Security Fund.
FCT Minister Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed gave the indication during a question and answer session with journalists immediately after commissioning a five-kilometer Sunrise-Guzape Bye-Pass donated by three construction firms in Abuja.
The minister disclosed that as part of their corporate social responsibility, multinational organisations like construction firms and other financial institutions operating in the FCT would be challenged to contribute to the Fund.
According to him, the FCT Security Trust Fund when established will complement the efforts of the government and thereby provide such institutions and organisations with the opportunity to fully participate in securing the lives and property of all the residents of the territory.
Senator Mohammed reiterated that security is everybody’s business and therefore should not be left in the hands of various tiers government alone.
He stated that the five-kilometer Sunrise-Guzape Bye-Pass being donated free is a pointer that similar collaboration between the government and members of the organized private sector could further improve other sub-sectors in the capital city “Security could be enhanced if all the citizenry at individual and collective levels form a proactive and workable synergy,” he said.
Senator Mohammed reiterated that the FCT Administration was committed to partnering with the private sector towards improving the lives of the residents of the Federal Capital Territory; and assured that such partnership will be sustained by the administration.
The minister restated that other initiatives and avenues were being exploited by his administration in the FCT and strengthened in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal government, just as he called for understanding and support of the residents.