The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has urged female town planners to come up with ideas that would aid FCT Administration in the development of satellite towns in line with its founding fathers.
Aliyu made the call when Women in Planning, FCT Chapter, paid her a congratulatory visit, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Abuja.
The minister identified female town planners as veritable tools for infrastructure development in any given society.
She stressed the need for the speedy development of the satellite towns with a view to reducing pressure on the infrastructures in the city centre.
Speaking earlier, the Coordinator of Women in Planning, FCT Chapter, Mrs Morenike Babalola, advocated for a review of the FCT Development Plan to address issues of resettlement hindering effective planning and development of the territory.
Babalola also called for the establishment of the Association of Women in Planning of Nigeria, for effective coordination, control and management of female planners.
“We are here to congratulate one of our own, the Minister of State for FCT, for the elevation as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We want to use this opportunity to advocate for the establishment of Association of Women in Planning of Nigeria as in the case of other professional groups like in Law, Pharmacy, Engineering among others.
“We are equally using this medium to request for capacity building for town planners especially women and we are calling for the review of the FCT Development Plan.”
By Salisu Sani-Idris