FCTA Marks 500 Illegal Structures for Demolition in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has marked 500 illegal structures for demolition, with owners given a 24-hour notice to remove their belongings.

Assistant Director of the Department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Jubrin, led the team in identifying these illegal structures and shanties, primarily used by informal market operators along the Karma and Dei-Dei axis.

These structures occupy road corridors, causing significant traffic congestion, especially on market days.


Jubrin explained that before the current exercise, several notices had been issued, followed by s

ensitization meetings with stakeholders and the Director of Development Control, Tpl Mukhtar Galadima. Despite repeated requests, the traders have been reluctant to move to the designated and fully developed Karmo market, equipped with modern facilities.

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According to Jubrin, multiple meetings have been held with relevant stakeholders, traditional rulers, and market operators, who have promised incentives to facilitate the relocation of traders to both informal and formal markets. This is to ensure their smooth operation and well-being.

Jubrin expressed optimism about a successful transition from road corridors to the main market post-demolition, ensuring a free flow of traffic. He also noted that the FCTA has awarded a contract for the construction of Gwarimpa I District (Life-Camp) to Dei-Dei, and the presence of illegal structures hinders the commencement of this project.

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