7 June 2021 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has demolished illegal structures within the city centre and its environs as part of efforts to curb criminal activities in Abuja
Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Comrade Ikharo Attah, said the operation became necessary for national security.
He explained that the Administration had received disturbing reports that some illegal make shift structures were being erected near the fence of the Force CID in Area 10.
“We got report from the highest intelligence component of the Nigeria Police, that some very disturbing make shift structures were coming up near the fence of the force Central Intelligence Department (CID) in area 10…the place is supposed to be a rail corridor but it was temporary given as parking lot for the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), and some people took advantage and started building structures…We went there this morning as part of our effort to enhance the nation’s security.”
Comrade Ikharo Attah also expressed the concern of the FCT administration over converting the road corridors to a dump site.
“we went to airport road… what we saw was unspeakable, we could see that part of the road corridor was gradually becoming a dump site. We cleaned up the place to ensure people entering the city have a beautiful impression about our city and our nation.”
Speaking further, Attah said the clean up exercise was a continuous one that the Administration is very keen on sustaining.
Attah said the administration frowned at the manner the entrance of all settlements were turned to illegal markets.
“We shall sustain the operation like we were here at the car wash last week and now we are here again this weekend, we will still come here next week. We will continue coming”.Attah said
Comrade Ikharo also hinted that 40 tippers were evacuated from the airport road corridor, as well as trailer load of wood from those who are trading on the side of the road corridor.
“We have told them to go inside the market. They were also warned against trading at the entrance of settlements.”