Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has marked 10,288 alleged illegal structures for demolition in Mpape, a suburb in the territory.
FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed in Abuja, yesterday, said FCTA will work within the ambit of the law and in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government.
He said it was good to know that the court has justified the mandate of the administration for such action thus far, adding that his administration had intensified consultations with village chiefs and residents over the 10,288 structures that had been marked for demolition in Mpape.
Mohammed appealed to the residents to cooperate with the government as the demolitions will be carried out in the interest of the people and was not intended to inflict hardship on them. He noted that sustainable health and security of the populace were of paramount concern to FCTA.
He added that in addition to safeguarding the Abuja Master Plan, the demolitions were usually carried out for sanitary and security reasons as all security risk areas would also be pulled down.
The Minister noted that apart from the over 500 shanties removed from the Gwagwalada Motor Mark, the FCTA had removed no fewer than 398 illegal structures, sealed 10 property for violating the Master Plan-designated land uses and cleaned up posters under overhead bridges and other locations in and around the Federal Capital City, in the last one month.