The Federal Capital Territory also known as FCT was created upon the promulgation of decree number 6 of 1976. It came into existence due to a need to find a replacement for the capital city of Lagos which had become congested and had little space for expansion. It is within the Middle Belt region of the country. Unlike the States of Nigeria, which are headed by elected Governors, it is administered by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, headed by a Minister appointed by the President.
The current minister is Muhammad Musa Bello and the Minister of state is Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu
Federal Capital Territory Of Nigeria,
(Center Of Unity)