FCTA demolishes illegal structures at Jabi motor park
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday demolished illegal structures in Jabi motor park.
The demolition was in continuation of the ongoing efforts of FCTA to restore the Abuja master plan that some property owners had infringed on.
Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, headed the demolition team.
“We removed the illegal structures a few days ago, and today we are removing other structures that are death traps and have failed integrity tests.
“The scavengers are not stopping us from doing our work, but we are disturbed because they have taken over the whole place,” Mr Attah said.
He stated that the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, had given the demolition team the mandate to bring about sanity.
Reacting to the exercise, one of the traders at the scene, Joy Johnson, decried the demolition and described it as “frustrating” for ordinary people.
“I didn’t feel good, and other traders too are not happy. It is frustrating. We are very angry.
“This is because we don’t know what the country is turning into. Does it mean the government wants us to be roaming the streets?
“We deserve to be given two to three years demolition notice. How can people be treated this way?”
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