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Illegal structures demolished in Abuja

20 February 2014, 21:42

Abuja - The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday continued its "City Clean up" with the demolition of illegal structures along  Byazhin road, Kubwa, Abuja.

Officials of the Development Control Department of the FCTA and law-enforcement personnel carried out the exercise.

The mechanic workshops, block industries, unauthorised extensions, as well as a church were among structures that were demolished.

Chika Ejiogu, the Pastor Bethel Boamages Church, the demolished church, lamented the exercise, saying he did not receive any demolition notice.

He said that the owner of the plot gave him permission to build the church there.

Abubakar Sodangi, the Development Control District Officer in charge of Kubwa, said that the structures had to be removed to create order in the city.

He said that the area is a government layout earmarked for development and should not be occupied by unauthorised individuals.

He added that a church was not supposed to be located in a plot approved for residential building.

"This exercise is a continuation of the clean up exercise that started late last year to ensure that there is order in the city.

"This whole area is a government layout earmarked for future development and we cannot allow unauthorised people to encroach on them.

"There is a mechanic village for some of these artisans along Zuba road; they should take advantage of that facility," Sodangi said.

He advised residents of Kubwa to avoid constructing illegal extensions to their houses to avoid demolition by the department.

-  NAN

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