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In Its Fight Against Roadside Trade, FCTA Storms, Dislodges Lugbe Illegal Marketplaces

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) continued its war against roadside trading by evicting two illegal markets at the Federal Housing Junction and a popular car wash bus stop in Lugbe.

These markets are said to contribute to Lugbe’s chronic traffic bottleneck, especially during peak hours.

Comrade Ikharo Attah, Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, remarked that the resumption of the fight was a demonstration of commitment to holistic sanitation along the Airport Expressway, which is one of the nation’s most important gateways to the capital.

He went on to say that the city’s entry, as well as other parts of the city, will not be left to obstinate traders, artists, and their ilk intent on defacing every available place to satisfy their selfish desires.

According to Attah, the taskforce of the committee has been briefed to begin arresting criminals for prosecution after warning traders and other violators to stop reclaiming illegal markets and other economic activities in unapproved sites.

Aside from the health hazards posed by some of the markets, which are located directly beneath high-tension power towers, he stated that the environmental annoyances generated by the sellers’ activities cannot be tolerated.

He emphasized the FCT Minister’s commitment to continuing with ongoing sanitation, both within and outside of the city core.

He said : ” It is very painful that these traders have returned here, after we have dislodged them and cleaned up this place. We shall continue with the exercise,  and henceforth anyone caught violating the FCT urban and regional planning rules in this place would be arrested and prosecuted “, Attah added. 

Meanwhile , the Secretary FCT Command and Control, Mr. Peter Olumuji hinted that the committee has equally taken into cognisance residents outcry over the constant criminal attacks at the EFCC Jabi office junction. 

While adding that the red light zones for criminal elements have been identified around the Cashew plantation located at that junction, stating that security cleaning exercise have been scheduled to dislodge the criminals. 

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