The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Mohammed Musa Bello, to develop satellite towns in order to decongest the Federal Capital city.
Abubakar III, who is also the President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), gave the advice when he led a delegation of religious and traditional leaders on a courtesy visit to the office of the FCT Minister on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, if the satellite towns were well developed, there would be less demand on infrastructures at the city center.
He also used the opportunity to urge the FCT minister to be fair and just to all and sundry and discharge his responsibilities effectively with the fear of Allah.
His words:” Since you have the opportunity to occupy the office of the FCT Minister, Please see how you can develop the satellite towns so that you decongest the city center.
“This will ensure that many people if they finish their work they will go out of the city center so that there will be less demand on infrastructure at the capital here.
“I think it is very important that we look at such that is our little advice to you,” Sultan said.
The monarch said the purpose of the visit was to show solidarity, respect and commitment to further strengthen the strong ties that had existed between the NSCIA and all administrations in the country.
He disclosed that the NSCIA would be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting in Abuja between November 29 and November 30, adding that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would be speaking as a keynote speaker at the opening of the meeting.