FCTA Issues Warning Against Farming,Trading Along Airport Road

16 April 2021 By Remi Johnson

By Remi Johnson

The Federal Capital Territory Administration wants those trading, farming and operating illegal motor parks on the fringes of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway,  leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to desist from the act.

Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello gave the directive when he led top management team, political leaders and some traditional rulers to inspect the area.

Malam Bello who frowned at the illegal conduct of some residents constituting a nuisance to the public, warned that no form of illegal activity  on a major gateway into the city center would be tolerated.

While noting that the Adminstration would do everything possible to encourage residents to engage in legitimate economic activities,the Minister warned that such would not be allowed in unauthorised places.

Bello also frowned at communities along the road fringes of the City gate to Bill Clinton Drive for defacing the environment.

He directed AEPB to sensitize residents and farmers not to plant crops along the road.

The minister further ordered the immediate removal of all illegal structures, markets and motor parks along the road. 

The Minister also directed the Ministerial Committee on City sanitation,  the Department of Development Control, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and relevant Security agencies to commence immediate sanitation along the road.

The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Abdullahi Candido promised that the council would support the administration in the exercise. 

The Sapeyi of Garki Chiefdom,  Dr. Usman Nga-Kupi also assured the Minister that he would summon chiefs of the communities for sensitization.

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