Wednesday, October 5, 2022

FCTA issues 14-day demolition notice to Abuja community

Mr Attah said that moving the bulldozers to Mpape for the clean- up was in response to the cry of the residents.

• July 27, 2021
Mpape community and Ikharo Attah
A composite of Mpape community and Ikharo Attah used to illustrate the story

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Tuesday in Abuja issued a two-week demolition notice to the residents of Mpape community in continuation of its ongoing city-wide clean-up exercise.

Ikharo Attah, an official of the FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, explained that the two weeks’ notice was in line with the policy of FCT Administration to carry all relevant stakeholders along in sensitising all affected communities and ensuring maximum compliance.

Mr Attah said that moving the bulldozers to Mpape for the clean- up was in response to the cry of the residents who had complained that activities of traders and mechanics, illegally occupying the road corridors were obstructing traffic flows.

He said that after the two weeks, all illegal structures along the road would be demolished to save the people from any untoward situation that could threaten both human lives and the environment.

“We will be entering Mpape in the next two weeks.

We have asked them to remove whatever is on the roadside.

“The beauty of the exercise is that it was the landlords and tenants who wrote to the minister to come for the demolition.

“They said the whole road stretch is not passable, a journey from Mpape to the city centre that should take six or seven minutes, is now one or two hours because of gridlock.

“We are moving into Mpape with up to six bulldozers to remove every nuisance.

“There is going to be massive removal of illegal containers occupying the road shoulders, all mechanic workshops, car wash and block industries and all the attachment that people have located on the road.”

Mr Attah said that the FCTA would ensure that all undeveloped plots of land along the road shoulders were left empty, so that activities would not flow to the road. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Elon Musk and Twitter


Elon Musk U-turns, agrees to buy Twitter at initial $44 billion

Mr Musk unexpectedly proposed a deal with Twitter that could end a contentious legal battle between the billionaire and the social media company.


Hot news Home top

Ataga: Alleged murderer Chidinma’s audio conversation with security guard heard in court 

She asked, “Is the car around?” “Which car?” Mr Mohammed said, and Ms Ojukwu replied, “The Range Rover, that my oga’s car, the black Range Rover.”

Giacomo Raspadori

Hot news Home top

UCL: Napoli wallop Calvin Bassey’s Ajax 6-1 to maintain 100% record

The victory sent Napoli top of Group A with a 100 per cent record and 11 goals difference.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin

Hot news Home top

Police rescue four suspected shoplifters from jungle justice in Lagos

The suspects were captured on CCTV while shoplifting six bottles of Martell Blue swift cognac from a supermarket.

Governor Dave Umahi supervising the beating of civil servants

Heading 5

Gov. Umahi orders soldiers to brutalise Ebonyi workers over alleged lateness to work

His hand coordination suggested that Mr Umahi was directing the soldiers to hit specific parts of the public servants’ bodies.

Femi Gbajabiamila


ASUU strike to be called off soon, Gbajabiamila assures

The lawmaker said that President Muhammadu Buhari was eager to bring the over eight-month-old strike to an end.