Kingsley U.N. Chikwendu —
As part of efforts to facilitate the movement and resettlement of some indigenous communities within Nigeria’s capital, Abuja to new locations, the Nigerian government at its Federal Executive Council (FCE) yesterday approved a N5.4 billion contract for the construction of access road from Mpape to Shere-Galuwyi Resettlement Housing Scheme in Bwari Area Council of the FCT.
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Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the FCT Minister made this known in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunlelye.
The Minister said the absence of access road to the Resettlement Sites and other infrastructures has hitherto prevented the movement of the designated communities as planned.
“The Galuwyi Shere Resettlement Site is located on a 900-hectares of land in Bwari Area Council, he said.
“Sixteen Communities are to be moved in two Phases: Phase I consists of most of the Communities in Phase II of the Abuja Federal Capital City (FCC) and include seven communities.