Mass Demolition Looms Across FCT

The Saratuyi of Karu, HRM Emmanuel Yepwi has called on the FCT minister to come to Karu and demolish and remove all shanties in Karu.

He made this call on Saturday, when the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah, visited him.

HRM said that it has been discovered that illegal activities are being perpetrated by some of these criminal elements who live in makeshift shanties and other illegal structures around Karu, while some who pretend to be traders have defied all rules and have taken over the roadside for their activities.

He went further to appeal to the FCT Minister, “to please help us fully clear Karu of some illegal structures and batchers that are not good for our community.

“Tell the minister we support him fully for whatever he wants to do to remove all these traders from the roads. We have been warning them to leave but they refuse to,” he stated.

On Wednesday 1st March, The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), began demolition of illegal structures behind the old Federal Secretariat, Area 1, Abuja.

With this call by the Saratuyi of Karu, observers of government activities in Abuja, believe that this will embolden the FCT minister into expanding the demolition beyond AMAC.

A citizen of Kubwa, fears that Kubwa may be the next stop to be visited by the ravaging bulldozers of development control.
Another resident of Kubwa said demolition of illegal structures in Kubwa, will be a welcome development and most builders are distorting the Kubwa master plan, some even build on water ways and this posses danger of flooding as we are entering  the raining season.
Musa, said that he supports any demolition, so long as adequate notice is given to the occupants of these shanties. He lamented that Kubwa is gradually turning to Lagos’ Ajegunle and called on Development Control to speedily move into action before Kubwa deteriorate beyond redemption.

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