Nigerian Government Commences Mass Demolition Of ‘Illegal’ Buildings In Abuja

Nigerian Government Commences Mass Demolition Of ‘Illegal’ Buildings In Abuja

The federal government says it has begun mass demolition of illegal buildings in Abuja, citing security threats. PeopleGazette reports.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday commenced the mass demolition of what it called illegal structures behind the old Federal Secretariat, Area 1, Abuja.

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The tenure had in February 2022 presented a demolition notice to owners of the structures with a reminder on March 1 to leave the place. Information Guide Nigeria

Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT minister, who led the exercise, told journalists that the FCTA was worried about the rate at which shanties were springing up in the area.

Mr Attah explained that the demolition followed a series of complaints received from security agencies and concerned persons, recently.

“It is worrisome, we have been receiving series of complains from security agencies and concerned persons, so, as part of our efforts to clean the federal capital of shanties, we have to start the pulling down of the illegal structures,” he explained.

“The FCT Administration will not allow shanties to take over ministries of Interior and that of Trade and Investment with other key ministries”. jamb results

The official stressed that the FCTA would have demolished the structures in 2021 but “because of the wet season we had to leave it till now, dry season.”

He added, “Even now is not easy but we have to do it. We warned them time without number to vacate the place”.

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