27 February 2021 By Remi Johnson
In a bid to rid the city of miscreants posing security threat to residents, the FCT Administration says it is committed to removing all shanties and structures in unapproved areas.
The Acting Director in the Department of Development Control, Mr Garba Kwamkur stated this when he led the taskforce team to demolish shanties at Karu site of Abuja.
Speaking to some Journalists shortly after the exercise Mr Kwamkur said the department received an order from the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, to remove all infractions and unapproved structures within the city and road corridors.
He noted that the exercise which is designed to be a continuous one is now focusing on satellite towns, beginning with “Karu Site’’ and Jikwoyi.
“It is a continuous exercise; we are doing even up to Abaji where we have not been going for some time now. We are ready for all the satellite towns within the territory,’’
On his part, Mr Ihkaro Attah, Head, Media and Enlightenment of the COVID-19 Protocols Enforcement Taskforce, expressed optimism that the exercise would deter those who might want to abuse the Land Use Act.
His words:“We saw several violations of the Land Use Act, which we reported to Development Control and officials moved in with their bulldozers and removed unapproved structures”
About 54 shanties were removed in “Karu Site’’ alone with many others on the waiting list for removal within Jikoyi axis.