The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has reiterated that the ban on street begging is still in effect in the territory and urged relevant agencies to enforce the law. The FCT Security Committee meeting which was chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, made the resolution.
Speaking after the meeting, which took place at the official residence of the Minister at Life Camp, Sir Ohaa, said the enforcement of the ban became necessary to curtail the influx of beggars and miscreants to the FCT following the ban on street begging by some states in the country. The permanent secretary said that relevant officers have been directed to intensify public enlightenment campaigns to enforce the ban on street begging, which he noted has negative security implications.
“We want to ensure that the FCT does not become a safe haven to beggars that may be coming from other states that have banned street begging,” he said.