He said instead of building affordable houses in places like Jabi, Karimo, Karu, and Nyanya, where houses were demolished years back, the government has shared the plots among top government officials. “There is no way low-income earners can live within the city, of Abuja,“ he lamented.
Gloria Peter, while expressing her feelings in the same vein said, she spends one hour to get a vehicle, at the bus stop. “I stay in Mararaba because I can’t afford the house rent in the city.
“Some of us leave our offices by instead of in order to avoid the hold-up in the evenings and increment in transportation fare” she added that the income gap between the rich and the poor is widening every day. The truth of the matter is that many people migrate every day in large numbers to settle in places like Mararaba, Suleja and other slums due to the high cost of living and this has aggravated traffic congestion on the road”.
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