By Stanley Onyekwere
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has reiterated resolve to demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital, irrespective of the status of the developers in the society.
In particular, the Administration also warned property developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sort of infractions.
Acting Director, FCTA Department of Development Control, Garba Kwamkur, made this assertion during recent weekly inspection of on-going developments across the Territory.
Kwamkur explained that the weekly exercise became necessary owing to increased illegal Development activities, as developers took advantage of the period of lockdown to put up structures, hoping that the authorities would not find out.
He explained that the FCT Act of 1976 made it clear that all developers, private, institutional of governmental, must obtain permit from the Department of Development Control, before embarking on any physical development within the city.
During the exercise, the Team served a quit notice on a Fulani settlement, located off the Airforce Base, near Army Peacekeeping Operation Base on the corridor of the Bill Clinton Drive.
Also, another quit notice was served on a filling station on the corridor of Bill Clinton Drive, which connects the Umaru Musa Yar ‘Adua Expressway to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to him: “The city has a master plan and it must be followed to the latter”, even as he called on all developers in Abuja to comply right with all development laws and regulations or face necessary sanctions, including demolition and revocation.