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FCTA Seals Federal Ministry Of Works, FCC, Others Over N10bn Debt



Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory has on Tuesday shut down the Federal Ministry of Works, Federal Character Commission over debts of about N10 billion.

It also sealed, among others, the Federal Character Commission, Merit House Maitama, and Murg Plaza over the debts owed to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.

The exercise was carried out by heavily armed security personnel from the police, Civil Defense Corps, among others.

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The Director of the Board, Osilama Briamah, had on Monday said it would seal up some government offices, hotels, shopping complexes, and residential buildings, among others from Tuesday after obtaining a court order to begin the exercise.

A senior magistrate court sitting in Wuse II, Abuja, had served the defendants with summons to appear before the court on March 30th, 2022, but they failed to honour the court.

“The debtors include: Federal Ministry of Works — N9,998,625.00; Federal Ministry of Defence –N17,220,775.00; Federal Character Commission—N10,128,906.25; Civil service Commission–2,451,649.50; and Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission—21,683,750.00.

“Others are Federal Ministry of Health —N14,204,843.75; Federal Ministry of Trade & Investment—N19,222,287.50; Federal Ministry of Education Hqtrs –N25,838,275 ; and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Wuse–N16,583,031.25”, he stressed.

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