FCT admin to demolish 140 illegal structures

The Federal Capital Territory Administration is set to demolish no less than 140 illegal structures built on service corridors in Kuruduma II and Kpaduma II communities in Guzape District.

This decision was made known by Chief Town Planning Officer, FCT Department of Development Control, Mr. Thompson Hope, who had a Press Briefing with newsmen shortly after inspecting the illegal structures on Wednesday in Abuja.

Hope said the department had earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum to the inhabitants of the affected illegal structures in the area, adding that as soon as the ultimatum expires om Monday, November 25, demolition would begin.

According to him, the indigenous communities and villages had expanded beyond the indigenous settlements and most of the expansion and illegal structure in the areas are being sold by the indigenous communities.

His words, “We have, several times, warned the indigenous communities, including the local chiefs, that all the lands in FCT are vested in the FCT Minister and that they should desist from selling lands.

“Some people are so desperate and desirous to build, thinking that before government takes action they will either make one or two profits out of it.

“These illegal structures are already built on service corridors where plot allottees are desirous to develop their properties; but because of this development along the corridor, they cannot take possession of their plots.

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