Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA to relocate Fulani community

Disturbed by the poor living conditions of residents of Rugan Fulani community in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, the authorities of Federal Capital Territory Administration, said it might relocate the community to a more befitting environment. 

The Acting Secretary for FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Alhaji Musa Abdulraheem, who decried the poor living conditions of the residents told journalists during a routine immunization exercise in the community, that the relocation has become necessary in view of the poor sanitary conditions in the community.   

Abdulraheem noted that the community is not quite hygienic and the environment filthy, while they depend on commercial boreholes, as sources of water, which many of them cannot afford. 

“We are going to look at the issue of relocating residents of this community, because many people don’t even know that such a community as this exists in the FCT. We are going to get in touch with Satellite Towns Development Department, STDD, so that we plan what to do with this community. This is because where they are staying is not quite hygienic and the environment is filthy,” he noted. 

He added that on the interim, the administration has plans to sink more boreholes in the community through the STDD, to reduce the challenge of water facing residents of the community. 

The acting secretary disclosed that the administration has discovered that there was no case of outbreak of any disease in the community as reported, adding that the community had poor access to healthcare services and potable water. 

According to him, “Definitely, what is important is that we have discovered them and we are going to serve them well, by relocating them or if the place can be put in a better shape to serve them better. We will do that. We have discovered that there was no case of outbreak of any disease in the community as reported. Rather, the community had poor access to healthcare services.”   

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