By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says there is no plan to demolish the official residence of the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives as being speculated.
The Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Shehu Ahmed Hadi, made this known when he appeared before the House of Representatives adhoc Committee investigating the real estate sector in the FCT, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Hadi insisted that the official residences of the President of the Senate and the Speaker didn’t in anyway distort the Abuja Master plan.
Hadi also said that due diligence was followed in the construction of the houses.
” We want to use this forum to reach out to the leadership of the National Assembly that there was no intention to embarrass the offices of the President of the Senate, Speaker or the Deputy Senate President.
” The issue is not a conclusive position. We really take exception to that news making the rounds. That is not the position of the FCTA and certainly not the position of this investigative workshop. “
He said that the development within the three arms zone was intended to house the legislature, executive and the judiciary.
He added that on the side of the executive the Presidential Complex was developed which was supposed to be residential and office complex near the residence of the Vice President which were captured in the master plan.