The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is the area that hosts Abuja. It was carved out in 1976 from parts of Nasarawa, Niger, and Kogi States in the central part of Nigeria.
The Federal Capital Territory is governed by a Minister (appointed by the President) who heads the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA.
The FCTA was created on 31st December 2004; before the creation of FCTA, the territory was governed by the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory (MFCT).
The Minister of FCT is Muhammadu Bello
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA ) has seven administrative structures called secretariats. Each secretariat is headed by an Executive Secretary (ES). The Executive Secretaries report to the Permanent Secretary.
The area councils are equivalents of Local government areas in other states of Nigeria. The area councils are headed by elected chairmen.
Towns in Abuja Municipal Area council include; Lugbe, Nyanya, Giri, Karshi, Karshi, Gausa, Aviation Village, Deidei, Karu, Kurudu, Orozo, Gude, Odu, Kuruduma, Kpaduma, Kugbo, Wasa, Jikoyi, Jiwa, Apo Tafyi, Kyami.Wawa, Kpegyi, Apo and Gurku.
FCT's Ministers From Creation..
- John Jatau Kadiya, 1979–1982
- Iro Abubakar Dan Musa, 1982–1983
- Haliru Dantoro, 1983–1984
- Mamman Jiya Vatsa, 1984– 1985
- Hamza Abdullahi, 1986–1989
- Gado Nasko, 1989–1993
- Jeremiah Timbut Useni, 1993–1998
- Mamman Kontagora, 1998–1999
- Ibrahim Bonu, 1999–2001
- Mohammed Abba Gana, 2001–2003
- Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, 2003–2007
- Aliyu Modibo, 2007–2008
- Adamu Aliero, 2008–2010
- Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, 2010 - 2015
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The FCT Minister,
Hon. Muhamadu Bello
Let me seize this opportunity to advice that the current anti corruption crusade would end up like precious exercises …
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Good Job and kudos to all that have ever contributed immensely to the growth of Abuja and its environ.
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Since the Bombing in Nyanya i think we should do things differently. Can we ensure that all vehicles entering into the Market are checked by simply opening …
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Gwagwalada Area Council
the Area Council headquarters is about 25 minutes’ drive from the Nnamdi
Azikiwe International Airport and about 45minutes to the City center. It is
along the Abuja – Lokoja expressway. It is easily accessible to other bordering
Area Councils such as Kuje, Abaji, Abuja municipal and Suleja in Niger State.
utilities such as road networks, portable water supply, electricity, telephone
services are available in Gwagwalada Area Council. Gwagwalada has the presence of important FCT
and Federal institutions such as University of Abuja, specialist hospital,
Custom, Immigration and Prison pension board, Sharia court of Appeal, FCT
School of Nursing, FCT College of Education etc. Also, there are several
branches of commercial banks operating within the Area Council.
has a number of historical relics and tourist attractions such as the Dadabiri
hills, Tsauni hills, Wumi Natural forest, Giri pottery center, Traditional
weaving centers at Angwa Teshi and Calabash centers at Zuba and Gwagwalada.
in the FCT master plan has been designated as the Industrial zone of the
territory thereby making the place conducive for the location of industries.
Abaji Area Council
The Abaji Area Council has a total land area of about 1,100
square kilometers with a population of over 46,600 inhabitants based on 2006
population census. It is the first part of FCT when driving into Abuja from
The resident ethnic groups of the area include Egbira, Ganagana,
Gbagyi, Bassa, Hausa and a significant population of other ethnic groups from
all over Nigeria. They are predominantly farmers, hunters, fishermen, and
The Area Council is made up of 10 (ten) Political wards; Abaji
North East, Abaji South East, Abaji Central, Nuku /Sabon Gari, Agyana /
Pandagi, Rimba/Ebagi, Alu/Mamagi, Yaba, Gurdi and Gawu.
Bwari Area Council
Council (BAC) is located at the North East of the Federal capital territory
(FCT), Abuja. It can be accessed from the Abuja – Kubwa expressway. The
road to Bwari headquarters in on the right just before Kubwa when coming from
the city center.
The area council hosts some federal institutions,
these include, the Nigerian Law School Headquarters, Nigeria Defence College,
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and usuma Dam.
Bwari is made up of several and diverse
ethnic groups such as Gbagyi, Koro, Fulani and other minority migrants in the
area. Because people of Bwari are predominantly farmers.The people of Bwari mostly live in sparsely populated settlements.
Kuje Area Council
Area Council comprises the former Kuje and Rubochi Development Areas, these were
merged in November, 1987 to form Kuje area council. Kuje can be accessed from the city center via
the Musa Yaradua Expressway, the road to Kuje is on the left just before the
Area Council comprises of about one hundred and sixty two (162) Communities,
widely spread within a land mass of about 1,800 square kilometer and a
population of over four hundred and twenty thousand (420,000) (2006
census). Unfortunately, most of these communities are not accessible by
motor car due to poor road network and the rocky terrain of the Area, also,
some are not accessible during raining season with even motor cycle because of
big rivers and streams without Bridges.
Kwali Area Council
Area Council is located in the South Western part of the Federal Capital
Territory. It occupies total landmass of about 1,700.400 square kilometers.
estimated population of the Area Council is 250,000 from the 2006 Census. The
settlement pattern is disperse with the indigenous cluster type of settlement
mainly in Kwali town, Yebu, Leda, Danagana, Ashara, Sheda, Dabi, Pai, etc . the
main ethnic groupings include the Gbagis, Ganagana, Basa, Hausa, Fulani and a
sprinkling of other ethnic groups.