The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to demolish 750 illegal building in the nation’s capital in order to restore its Master Plan.
The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, Shuaibu Umar, made this known while speaking at a press parley held in Abuja, on Wednesday.
According to him, the 750 illegal shanties marked for demolition were located in Lugbe District.
Umar also revealed that additional structures that breached the permitted 30 meters proximity to High Tension Lines as well as those that stood in the way of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)’s work on a new transmission station will be removed.
The Coordinator maintained that the dream of making Abuja a smart city is attainable; adding that efforts are being made towards achieving that goal. He, however, stressed that attitudinal change by residents of the FCT was required.
He said: “Abuja is planned to be a clean city where every parcel of land is designated for a particular use. Thus, the issue of illegal squatter settlements should never arise. This has become a major challenge for us and that is why we are on our toes to ensure that such structures are pulled down.
“In continuation of the sanitization of the Federal Capital City, the AMMC visited Lugbe and found out that no fewer than 750 illegal shanties were built directly under the high tension cables in Tudun Wada Peace Village, Lugbe Abuja. All such structures under the electricity facility will be removed; including those that breach the 30 meters proximity to High Tension.
“Similarly, in Lugbe, the FHA Farm Market and other structures are to be removed to pave way for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to start work on a transmission station. In addition, the M&D Global Estate in Kukwaba built under the TCN High Tension Line will soon be removed after due diligence.” Dailypost.