Ayoni M. Agbabiaka
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has assured victims of Monday rush- hour bomb blast at Nyanya area of the FCT that it would pick medical bills of all those injured in the “unfortunate” incident.
Minister of FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed, who said this yesterday after visiting the scene of the blast and the Asokoro District Hospital where some of the survivors are receiving treatment, also said the administration would now look at the ways of installing special mechanisms to detect metal or explosive devices on FCT high capacity buses to preserve human lives.
He said: “The FCT Administration would meet with security agencies to exploit ways of providing additional security for motor parks, markets and other public places in the Federal Capital Territory.”
The minister, who cut short his trip to Saudi Arabia for Lesser Hajj, commiserated with the people that lost their loved ones and those who survived but sustained various degrees of injury.
While promising to provide full medical treatment to all those injured including feeding, he condemned the attack, which he described as “wicked and heartless”.
He therefore directed the FCT Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Ademola Onakomaiya, to immediately refer any serious case to referral or specialist hospitals either government or privately owned and the bills be paid from the coffers of the FCT Administration.