The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned against selling of rams in non- designated areas of the city except at spots already earmarked.
The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Mr Ikharo Attah, issued the warning while inspecting the designated areas, Thursday in Abuja.
Attah said the administration would not allow persons selling rams to litter the city with rams.
The minister’s aide cautioned that anyone caught selling rams in areas not approved have his animal confiscated and taken to court.
According to him, the administration would approach a judge to give them forfeiture order; when that is granted, the ram would be taken to orphanage, less privileged homes and prisons.
“The position of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has remain the same in the last three years and even more tougher this year.
“The minister said there is nothing wrong in bringing rams for sales in Abuja during this global widely recognise festivity.
“But what the minister found inappropriate is and kept telling each and every one of us is that we should not allow selling of rams in none designated areas particularly in the city centre.
“Except at spot that are already earmarked for such purposes like the abattoirs, ram market at Dei-Dei, Kugbo ram market and some other few ram markets.
“But outside the designated areas it will not be allow by the authorities,” Attah said.
He disclosed that the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) headed by Mr Osi Braimah, had set up a committee which has been up and doing.
He explained that the committee had been reinvigorated to check the sales of ram and warned persons not to sale ram in an areas not designated.