In order to address critical issues arising from the implementation and abuse of the FCT master plan, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration will host a stakeholders’ conference.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Cosmos Uzodinma, the theme of the conference is “Repositioning Abuja for the Development of a Sustainable City,” and will hold within the first half of 2018.
“In her memo to the Exco, the Director of Urban and Regional Planning Department, Mrs Zalihatu Ahmed, identified the challenges in the implementation of the Abuja master plan by past administrations which resulted in a myriad of problems.
Some of the problems she noted include: unprecedented population explosion, land use conversion and distortion, non-adherence to the provisions of planning laws and regulations, funding challenges and resettlement issues among others, the statement added.
It also said the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) and other concerned organs of the administration have been urged to implement the report of the committee set up to look into the problem of uncompleted and abandoned buildings in the FCT.