The Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has advocated for the upgrade of suburbs and slums in the territory through the instrumentality of Urban Renewal.
Dr Aliyu stated this while expressing concern over the difficulties experienced during the distribution of palliatives in some area councils.
She explained that part of the challenges faced across the 62 wards of the six area councils during the distribution of the palliatives, was lack of access to some communities due to poor planning.
Dr Aliyu also hinted that the FCT Administration in Conjunction with the Association of Town Planners and the Professionals would address the matter.
The Minister expressed Optimism that the proposed exercise will change the rural areas for the better.
By Remi Johnson/Abuja