FCT Minister Nyesom Wike Vows to End Open Grazing in Abuja

During a meeting with the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand, in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, reaffirmed his commitment to ending open grazing within the city limits of Abuja. Wike assured concerned residents that comprehensive plans are underway to address the issue and prevent cattle from roaming freely in the city center.

Acknowledging the importance of tackling insecurity in the FCT through various strategies, Wike emphasized the need for multifaceted approaches to combat criminal activities effectively. He disclosed that discussions with relevant stakeholders have been initiated to devise strategies for curbing open grazing within the city.

Furthermore, Wike highlighted the administration’s efforts to enhance security in Abuja by forging partnerships with private sector transportation entities. These collaborations aim to bolster security measures and ensure the safety of residents in the nation’s capital.

In response to Ambassador Bertrand’s concerns about the prevalence of cattle roaming on the streets of Abuja, Wike expressed appreciation for the ambassador’s interest in addressing the issue. Bertrand also expressed a desire to facilitate partnerships between investors from Belgium and the FCT Administration to contribute to the development of Nigeria’s capital city.


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