Written by Austine ELEMUE

Insecurity: FCTA to audit abandoned, uncompleted buildings

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has concluded plans to embark on comprehensive audit of abandoned, uncompleted buildings, parks and event centres, especially those posing security threat to the territory. 

Our correspondent reports that most of the areas that will be affected include Asokoro, Maitama, Gwarimpa and Wuse districts of Abuja. 

The Executive Secretary of Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Engr. Umar Jibrin, revealed that there are over 215 abandoned buildings, 95 uncompleted, 879 vacant plots, 6 without approval and 739 plots duly allocated. 

He said 15 plots have been revoked, 10 withdrawn with 114 having no records, which are posing as a serious security threat. 

According to him, most of the structures built in the city centre contravened the Abuja master plan, which must be pulled down after necessary procedures have been followed. 

Jibrin said the decision was one of the resolutions reached by the FCT Executive Council meeting held, last week, with the minister, Malam Muhammad Bello in attendance. 

He disclosed that the new initiative was informed after the review of policy issues and programmes of development in FCT by the executive council. 

"With the increasing rate of insecurity across the country, we have resolved to review all structures in FCT especially those that are not in line with the master plan. 

"The exercise is not targeted at any individual but to restores green areas as captured in the master plan," he stressed. 

The FCDA boss said all agencies involved have been directed to take measures that will assist in the demolition exercise.       


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