Kugbo ram market
Ahead of the forthcoming Sallah, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has advised those in the business of selling Rams to trade within the areas earmarked for them to guard against defacing the city.
The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah gave the warning while inspecting the areas designated for Ram sellers in Abuja.
Comrade Attah warned that the administration would be left with no choice but to confiscate rams seen in unauthorized places.
“The administration will approach the judge and pray the judge to give them a forfeiture order, when that is granted the ram will be taken to an orphanage, less privileged homes and prison…The position of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has remained the same in the last three years and even tougher this year.
” The FCT minister sees nothing wrong in bringing rams for sales in Abuja…but what the minister found inappropriate and kept telling each and every one of us is that we should not allow selling of rams in none designated areas, particularly in the city centre, except at spots that are already earmarked for such purposes like the abattoirs, ram market at Dei-Dei, Kugbo ram market and some other few ram markets. Attah explained.
Mr Attah urged the ram sellers to contact AEPB for proper guidance on how to go about selling the ram without violating the law.
He said the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) headed by Mr Osi Braimah, had set up a Committee to ensure that the sellers complied with the directive.
Reporting by Remi Johnson; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino