The Minister of State for the FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called for improved legislation to address the challenges of urbanisation.
Dr. Aliyu who made the call in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2019 World Habitat Day and World Cities Day organised by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, expressed concern over the alarming rate of urbanisation in Africa and Asia.
The minister who was represented by the Director, Housing of the Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Arc. Usman Isyaku Bala, maintained that the event was in accordance with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) resolution to raise awareness, promote participation, generate knowledge and engage the international community and other stakeholders on the issues surrounding urbanisation and sustainable urban development.
She said, “During our just concluded 50th National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan (UI), I did express concern over the alarming rate of urbanisation in Africa and Asia.