…as FCTA holds stakeholders Engagement, Gives One week Ultimatum
The Kuje Area Council and its Traditional Ruler approved on Friday the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s (FCTA) proposed removal of unlawful constructions and extensive cleanup in Kuje town.
The important stakeholders approved the intended activity during a Stakeholder Engagement and Sensitization Meeting to herald the planned massive demolition in Kuje..
The proposed clean-up operation has received the approval and blessing of HRH Alhaji Haruna Jibrin, the Gomo of Kuje, who stated that he thinks and hopes it will bring back sanity and, most crucially, security to the town.
In order to maintain peace and order in Kuje, he remarked that he has always communicated with various facets of the community, and that he had anticipated a more collaborative efforts from all government agencies.
Also, the Council’s Chairman, Abdullahi Sulaiman Sabo who was represented by the Principal Secretary to Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Sabo
hinted that the Council Officials have endorsed the coming of the bulldozers, but pleaded that more time should be given to allow residents salvage their properties.
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah who convened the meeting, warned that after one week ultimatum the steaming bulldozers may not be restrained.
He hinted that FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello who visited the Kuje town recently had expressed angast over the deterioration of both environmental infrastructures and security in the area.
He further added that the Minister authorised the massive clean up to restore order and sanity and as well remove all illegal shelters that provide criminal elements covers.
Attah also urged all the stakeholders, to maximally use the one week to move out from all the illegal places to avoid unnecessary losses, as nothing would stop the clean up exercise.
According to him: “Everyone, the Royal Father, Area Council, and traders have all agreed that all contraventions to the Urban and Regional Acts, AEPB Acts must be cleared.
” The overflow from Kuje market must be taken to the two new markets close by. Those selling perishables will be taken to farmers market, we are saying it in strong terms .
” Based on the urgency of the matter the Area Council will engage the stakeholders and tell everyone to clear in one week. So that we have a better Kuje and everyone will be happy.kuje will be completely cleared”, he stated.