The Senate on Thursday assured shop owners and traders at Utako Market in Abuja that it would protect them from planned eviction by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
The Chairman of Senate Committee on FCT, Sen. Dino Melaye, gave the assurance in a meeting with Utako Shop Owners and Traders Association and AMAC officials.
He assured that the committee would meet and take a resolution that would be in the interest of the public.
Melaye said that while AMAC had the right to carry out its duties, it should be within the law and in the interest of the masses.
He stressed that whatever activity that would go on should not put the people into hardship.
“The primary occupation of government is the security and welfare of the people.
“At perilous time like this, the senate will not support throwing any Nigerian into excessive hardship.
“For people who depend on…
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