By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, has warned residents against flouting the directives issued by government, as part of measures to contain and curtail the spread of COVID-19 infection in the FCT.
Ciroma also warned traders in nonessential commodities to stay away from the markets to avoid complicating the fight against COVID 19 in the FCT.
While reiterating the determination of the security agencies to enforce compliance with the directives, Ciroma implored residents to abide by all the code of conduct of behaviour issued by the FCT Administration.
The FCT Police Chief, made this point when he led the Ministerial Committee on COVID 19 monitoring and enforcement teams to inspect the level of compliance in major markets and supermarkets in the FCT.
The CP while leading the team round locations which included the Utako Market, Jabi Lake Mall in Jabi District, as well as NEXT Cash and Carry mall in Jahi District, said no stone will be left unturned in ensuring total compliance with the directives.
According to him, “The purpose of this outing is just to monitor the level of compliance with the directives given out by the FCT Administration as regards the code of conduct of behavior in this period of COVID 19.
“We are quite aware that commercial activities for non-essential items have been shut down and therefore, we are going round to ensure that there is compliance with this directive. The purpose of that is just to reduce the spread of the infection. We are also using this opportunity to sensitize and enforce government policies.”
It would be recalled that the FCT Administration had recently set up five enforcement teams to monitor and enforce compliance in markets, motor parks, bus terminals, religious worship places, recreational centres, among others.