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FCTA To Demolish All Illegal Structures On Road Corridors

…Dismantles Over 100 Illegal Structures At Karon-Majigi Railway Line

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to demolish all illegal structures on road corridors in Abuja.

The administration also warn all owners of illegal structures located on any of the approved road corridors within Abuja, to remove it or risk having it demolished without compensation. 

This warning came on Tuesday as over 100 illegal buildings obstructing road construction leading to Kukwaba II train station,  in Karon-Majigi were demolished. 

The Senior Special Assistant (Designate) to FCT Minister on Monitoring,  Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah who led the exercise,  reiterated the commitment of the administration towards infrastructural development,  and warned that every illegal structures standing on the way of any project would be demolished at the owner’s peril.

He ,however, expressed sadness over the loss being continuously incurred by victims of the demolition, saying, government will remain focused to citizen-oriented service delivery in all facets. 

He also added that the Kukwaba train station had been completed long ago and ready for use, but the occupants of the illegal structures had refused to vacate the area, thereby slowing the road construction project.

His words , ” We are in Karon-Majigi to remove all illegal structures that are obstructing the road project to Kukwaba train station. We have to clear the houses wrongly built on this road corridors. 

” This is against the warnings that we have always given via the media that you cannot buy land from the local Chiefs and build without approval.

” The Minister was very clear when he addressed journalists at the Presidential Villa that all those who illegally buy land and build houses on road corridors will not be compensated.

Meanwhile , Assistant Director at the FCT Department of Development Control,  Hope Thompson,  who is in charge of the area, confirmed  that all indigenous people whose houses were affected had been adequately compensated before the exercise. 

He also hinted that non- indigenes who defied urban and regional rules, to build without building approval,  won’t be compensated by the administration. 

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