The House of Representatives is considering the proper definitions for Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory in the 1999 Constitution .
A bill seeking to differentiate the two locations passed first reading at the House on Tuesday .
Abuja is the capital of Nigeria while it is used interchangeably with the Federal Capital Territory .
The bill seeks to amend 88 places in the Constitution where Abuja or FCT is mentioned .
Sponsor of the bill , Mr Awaji – Inombek Abiante, said the bill sought to address the confusion in what Abuja and FCT meant .
Speaking to our correspondent , Abiante said , “ If you go through those sections that require alterations , some of those who wrote the laws lacked knowledge of science or mathematics .
There is what is called a state and a sub – state . Where is Abuja and where is the FCT ? You say the Federal Capital Territory , Abuja . Is Abuja inside the FCT or the FCT is inside Abuja ? Let us define it . That is what we want to know . If they are the same, let us know so that we can have a correct nomenclature . ”