A serving Minister in Buhari’s government has been accused of hosting a large crowd in a party at Life Camp, a residential district in phase 3 of Abuja.

A Nigerian Journalist, Gimba Kakanda who is a neighbor to the minister took to Twitter to call the attention of the Minister of the FCT to the fact that a Minister in the Buhari administration is breaking social distancing guidelines by hosting a large party in FCT. However, Gimba withheld the name of his neighbor.

Gimba added that the erring Minister’s residence is close to the residence of the FCT Minister.

He wrote: “Dear FCT Minister @OfficialFCTA, My neigbour, a Minister in Buhari’s government, is having a big loud party right now in Life Camp. There’s a large crowd, and I hear Skales asking them to “shake body.” His residence is just a few minutes away from yours. I hate this animal farm.”

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) earlier released guidelines for Covid-19 in the nation’s capital, Abuja which too effect since Monday, May 4, 2020 and the guidelines were also in line with the pronouncement by President Muhammadu’s address to Nigerians.

FCTA vowed to rigorously enforce the guidelines regulating the easing of the lockdown in the FCT as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the Territory.

Section of the the guideline violated by the erring minister:

RECREATIONAL AREAS/FACILITIES/EVENTS

  • All clubs, bars, gardens, beer parlors, recreational parks, communal sports facilities, movie theatres etc  in the FCT remain closed.
  • Ban on social congregations such as parties, weddings etc remain in force.

The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello in his message to Abuja residents announcing the new guidelines, said security agencies had been mandated to arrest and prosecute, through the Mobile Courts, anyone found contravening the guidelines.