11 December 2020 By RemiJohnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA says that indigenous communities must be resettled in order to get rid of slum settlements within the city center.
Director FCT Department of Development Control, Mr Mukhtar Galadima, stated this shortly after a demolition exercise at Guzape District, in Abuja.
Galadima explained that resettling such communities would go a long way to address the issue of huge population growth usually recorded in such communities.
The director gave an indication that many communities would be resettled in the coming year following efforts made by the current administration to relocate communities.
His Words:“The Federal Capital Development Authority saddled with this responsibility is up and doing to see that such communities are relocated, already they have initiated moves to relocate communities like Jabi-Yakubu to Shere Galuri…because as long as these Indigent communities are still within the city, there will always be other Nigerians that normally hang around them and this leads to the expansion of such communities.”
The Director said that over 100 shanties and illegal structures had been pulled down at the Kpaduma area of Guzape District.
Galadima explained that the demolition was part of the continuous exercise to rid the city of slums and shanties.