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 The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Tuesday evicted illegal food vendors mechanics fuel hawkers and petty traders on the rail and road corridors in Area 11 Garki near the presidential villa Abuja Mr Kaka Bello the Assistant Director Enforcement Abuja Environmental Protection Board AEPB who led the operation said the FCTA has zero tolerance for environmental nuisances in the nation s capital Bello who advised residents to have a healthy attitude towards the environment noted that if all residents ensured discipline and do what was right Abuja would remain a clean city As you can see this area falls within the Asokoro District and it is bordering the residents of the number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria And as such this illegality that is happening here will not be allowed to continue You can see a lot of sundry nuisances from food vendors illegal petroleum sellers popularly known as black markers and illegal mechanics occupying this road corridors This has led to the spillover of their illegal activities on the R B Dikko Road off Lord Lugard street This is unacceptable and that is why the Director of AEPB Mr Osilama Braimah gave us a matching order to come and ensure that we sanitise this place Bello promised that the board and other agencies of the FCTA saddled with the responsibility of city management would sustain operation in the area on a daily basis We will ensure that this place is sanitised The enforcement will continue on daily basis As you can see the operation is been carried out by different agencies such as the FCT Directorate of Traffic Road Services VIO FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation NDLEA and the rest He appealed to illegal food vendors mechanics and illegal petrol sellers to desist from engaging in illegal activities There are legitimate platforms in the territory were such businesses could be carried out without going against the law he said Also speaking Mr Ikharo Attah Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement explained that the place being occupied by the illegal vendors and mechanics was a green area given as a temporary food court Attah said that the administration would fence the area adding that those who have temporary allocation to run a green area parks and open spaces would take charge This according to him will be done in accordance with the provisions of the Parks and Recreation Department conditions This is what we will do to ensure that people manage the rail and the road corridors pending when we have full construction and when the place is fully use for road and rail all this things will disappear For now this is an eyesore It is really very bad and sad to see fuel black markers food vendors scavenger s hawkers and all manner of people using this place This doesn t paint the city in a very good light considering the fact that it is at the very heart of the city Attah said NewsSourceCredit NAN
Environmental nuisance: FCTA evicts illegal food vendors, mechanics near presidential villa

Federal Capital Territory

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Tuesday evicted illegal food vendors, mechanics, fuel hawkers and petty traders on the rail and road corridors in Area 11 Garki, near the presidential villa, Abuja.

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Kaka Bello

Mr Kaka Bello, the Assistant Director, Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), who led the operation, said the FCTA has zero tolerance for environmental nuisances in the nation’s capital.

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Bello, who advised residents to have a healthy attitude towards the environment, noted that if all residents ensured discipline and do what was right, Abuja would remain a clean city.

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Asokoro District

” As you can see this area falls within the Asokoro District and it is bordering the residents of the number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

” And as such this illegality that is happening here will not be allowed  to continue.

You can see a lot of sundry nuisances from food vendors, illegal petroleum sellers popularly known as black markers, and illegal mechanics occupying this road corridors.

Dikko Road

“This has led to the spillover of their illegal activities on the R.

B. Dikko Road off Lord Lugard street.

This is unacceptable and that is why the Director of AEPB, Mr Osilama Braimah, gave us a matching order to come and ensure that we sanitise this place.

Bello promised that the board and other agencies of the FCTA saddled  with the responsibility of city management would sustain operation in the area on a daily basis.

FCT Directorate

“We will ensure that this place is sanitised. 

The enforcement will continue on daily basis.

As you can see the operation is been carried out by different agencies such as the FCT Directorate of Traffic Road Services (VIO), FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation, NDLEA and the rest.


He appealed to illegal food vendors, mechanics and illegal petrol sellers to desist from engaging in illegal activities.

”There  are legitimate platforms in the territory were such businesses could be carried out without going against the law,” he said.

Ikharo Attah

Also speaking, Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, explained that the place being occupied by the illegal vendors and mechanics was a green area given as a temporary food court.

Attah said that the administration would fence the area, adding that those who have temporary allocation to run a green area, parks and open spaces would take charge.

Parks and Recreation Department

This, according to him, will be done in accordance with the provisions  of the Parks and Recreation Department conditions.

“This is what we will do to ensure that people manage the rail and the road corridors pending when we have full construction and when the place is fully use for road and rail all this things will disappear.

” For now, this is an eyesore.

It is really very bad and sad to see fuel black markers, food vendors, scavenger’s, hawkers and all manner of people using this place.

” This doesn’t paint the city in a very good light considering the fact that it is at the very heart of the city,” Attah said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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