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Minister meets Abuja indigenes, promises relocation

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State Minister for FCT, Ramatu Aliyu

The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, on Tuesday announced that plans are at an advanced stage to relocate communities such as Jabi-Yakubu, Jabi-Samuel and Mabushi to Shere-Galuwyi.

She added that the process of relocating others has commenced, and more communities would be permanently relocated next year.

The minister stated that indigenous communities must be resettled if the territory wants to get rid of slums.


This was contained in a statement by the minister’s Special Adviser on Media, Austine Elemue.

The minister was quoted to have said this at the one-day town hall meeting on resettlement and compensation matters in the FCT.

The statement was titled, ‘FCTA pledges sustenance of resettlement policy.’

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