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FCTA demolishes illegal structures at Gwarimpa



FCTA demolishes illegal structures at Gwarimpa

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, cleared shacks converted for residential and commercial purposes on Monday, mainly by scavengers, merchants and settlers.

Most of the affected shacks are waste materials found to the right of the main road network around Angwan Berberi, in front of the Efab Estate, and behind the Kado Fish Market, near the Life Camp axis of the Gwarimpa district. from Abuja.

Sack-built illegal settler residences were also removed within undeveloped land next to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Efab Road, near the Adebowale gas station, in the area.

Addressing journalists, Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant for Monitoring, Inspection and Compliance to the Minister of FCT, said that the exercise was necessary due to a complaint sent to FCT Administration through the Command and Control Center.

Mr Attah said that the FCTA discovered a very disturbing development on the road, which was the Catastral C02 road corridor in Gwarinpa, where people started to build houses.

“We clean up all the shacks and mark the houses, and we warn people to be aware of two areas not to build in: highway corridors and waterways.

“We have given them enough time to move, we have taken some out before, and they came back.

“Most of the highway corridors of the Development Authority of the Federal Capital are transit roads not yet built, but people have already built on them.

“It’s very disturbing when you see a beautiful corridor that hasn’t been built yet and people are building on it, it’s very disturbing.”

The assistant minister called on residents not to allow people to build kiosks and anything on the street within their neighborhoods.

Commenting on the exercise, one of the owners of the houses in the area, who claimed to be a lawyer but declared himself anonymous, revealed that he had purchased the land for which he spent no less than N3 million to develop the structure.

“We just finished and we intended to pack today; in fact, we spent around N3 million to establish this building in this area.

“Actually, we were not notified and we acquired the land through the village chief, at the rate of N220,000.00.


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