Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuiabu has threatened to push for the revocation of plots that have not been developed, two years after provision of infrastructure has been carried out, in the nation’s capital.
Issuing this warning while addressing newsmen during removal of illegal structures around Zuba Interchange, the AMMC boss said such undeveloped plots of land constitute insecurity by harbouring criminals and miscreants.
According to him, the law permits the FCT Administration to revoke any property which has not been developed within two years of infrastructural provision.
Shuiabu who led a team made of his men and those of the ministerial taskforce on environmental sanitation on the cleanup exercise, specifically gave the owner of an empty plot of land, near Major Oil Ltd, Zuba to take possession of his property within one week or risk revocation.
He explains: “The aim of this exercise is to make Abuja clean at all times.
“It is a ministerial directive that we should clean up the city and make Abuja safe for residents to go about their legitimate businesses with ease.
“There are designated motor parks and markets across the city but they are all empty, people insist on using illegal ones; even if they are informal parks and markets, let the people use them and stop conducting businesses in illegal places in the FCT.
“We want to give Abuja a clean environment and Zuba is an entry point and whatever any visitor sees here (Zuba) he or she carries that picture and impression of the city.
“This is a new era. Abuja is not only the capital of Nigeria but of the entire black race because in every four black persons you meet, at least two are Nigerians.
“That is why we want to ensure that legal ventures take place in legal places, and we will leave no stone unturned to stop all illegal activities wherever they take place.”
The AMMC Coordinator disclosed that after Zuba, other places like Area 1, Nyanya, Giri and a host of others would follow in the reinvigorated cleanup exercise.