Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Musa Bello, has expressed dismay over the high rate of domestic violence in the territory.
He said that such unfortunate incident should have no place in the nation’s capital.
Speaking when the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) led by its Regional Vice President for Africa, Laraba Shuaibu paid him a visit, the minister disclosed that Abuja had one of the highest incidences of domestic violence in the country.
He, however, disclosed that the FCT administration had been using its Social Development Secretariat to wage war against it.
Bello called on FIDA to help enlighten the grassroots on the dangers of domestic violence.
He equally stressed the need for out-of-court resolution of land disputes in the territory.
He said, “As much as possible, we will like you to encourage people to look at alternative ways of resolving land disputes because at the end of the day, everybody wins and the city wins more because development is accelerated.”
He went further to say, “For us as a city, any plot of land allocated and not developed does not add value to us because any development you do, there is a chain of multiplier effect within the society and the economy, because you will generate employment and create business transactions.”