Worried that vulnerable and abandoned children were increasing on the streets, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it would soon begin aggressive operations aimed at picking them up and also deploying them to various orphanages for proper care.
The Mandate Secretary, Social Development Secretariat of the FCT, Hadiza Mohammed Kabir gave the hint when she inspected the FCT Unity Children’s Home, located in Gwako, Gwagwalada Area Council.
She noted that the administration has zero tolerance for child abuses and won’t allow vulnerable children to litter its streets.
Kabir who expressed dissatisfaction that some of the expansive facilities provided for social welfare within the territory, were being under utilised, vowed that the Secretariat will develop programmes targeted at optimisation of the facilities.
The Secretary who also visited the Gwagwalada Women Multi-purpose Food Processing Centre, bemoaned the level of redundancy in the place.
She further expressed shock that the Multi-million naira equipment and machinery installed there had not been put to use or served the purpose for its establishment, after many years.
According to her, the Secretariat was working on some women empowerment package, and would soon activate the Centre to boost economic growth.
While she charged officials vested with the responsibility of maintaining the facilities, she also disclosed that no act of vandalism would be to tolerated.
She also assured that the Secretariat has initiated several reforms to enhance social services.
FCTA vows to cater for all abandoned, vulnerable children