Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCDA unveils police post in Galuwyi Shere resettlement

Ahead of the planned relocation and resettlement of some FCT indigenous communities to Galuwyi Shere Resettlement site, the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, has unveiled a police post to boost security in the area. 

The security facility, which is one of the four police posts being constructed in the resettlement area, was officially handed over to the FCT Police Command last week. 

Speaking at a brief handover ceremony at the site, FCDA Executive Secretary, Umar Jibril, noted that the completion and unveiling of the police post signifies the resolve of the FCTA to quickly move in seven indigenous communities in the first phase of the resettlement scheme. 

He said the issue of security is critical, as it gives assurance to the communities expected to be moved into the area. 

According to him, "henceforth all efforts will be done swiftly to complete the resettlement scheme, in order to ameliorate the plight of affected indigenous people, who are chocking in the city". 

The FCDA boss disclosed reinvigorated efforts to kick off the much awaited relocation exercise with movement of Jabi Yakubu community into the new site, within the next few weeks. 

In the same vein, director, Resettlement and Compensation Department, Alh Baba Umar, described the development as a milestone in the quest to resettle indigenous people of Abuja. 

He said in line with the commitment to securing lives and property in the FCT, it was apt to include a police post among other amenities in the new site. 

According to him, seven native villages are expected to be resettled in the place, with proposed 2, 276 houses in the new site, adding that the completion and handover to the police would boost the development of the area. 

He disclosed that government has perfected plans to provide a total of eight police posts and stations in the new settlement. 

On her part, the Mpape Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Davies Olabisi, who received keys of the police post on behalf of the FCT Police Command, promised to ensure the effective utilization of the security facility.   

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