Over 50 properties marked for demolition in Abuja

By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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The Nigerian Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has earmarked over 50 houses for demolition that contravenes building regulations in four estates located in Mbora district of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

The Executive Secretary of FCDA, Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, who disclosed this during a tour of the affected estates noted that some of the structures were built on waterways, while others were built on road corridors and sewage lines.

He identified the affected estates to include, CITEC, Efab, Sil and Bridge estates, which are all located in Mbora district.

There are so many infractions on the corridors of our roads for the usage by residents of the housing estates. We have seen the infractions and we are going to take stock and consultations and a lot of interactions will be done with our officers, before the bulldozers come.”

Also speaking, the Director of Development control department, Mukhtar Galadima, stated that the demolition of the affected houses in the estates would commence immediately the department concludes it ongoing demolition in Lokogoma district.

Galadima maintained that the illegal structures must be demolished to avoid the repeat of what happened in some estates in Lokogoma district, which were flooded.

 

Emmanuel Ukoh