The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has lamented the proliferation of illegal housing estates and other developments along the Idu train station, Apo Tapi and Lugbe areas within the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
The director, Department of Development Control of the FCTA, Mukhtar Galadima, raised this concern at a news breafing yesterday in Abuja.
He said the alarm became necessary due to the spike in adverts on the social media by land grabbers and illegal developers of housing estates.
Galadima said, “Already, the department had served all relevant notices and marked the structures. At the appropriate time, officials are going to embark on a massive removal.”
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He said the affected areas had not yet been detailed with designed layout but people were carrying fake title documents, claiming that they were allocated by AMAC.”
Galadima said it was against development rules and regulations to change building plans without seeking approval to modify it.
He said that with the constitution of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Urban and Planning Tribunal, land grabbing and other forms of abuse would be reduced as defaulters would be prosecuted.
He also said developers of illegal structures and land grabbers would be made to pay for cost of demolition and afterwards be handed over to the police for prosecution.
Galadima said the department had served demolition notices to all illegal developers along the train station, Apo Tapi and Lugbe areas. (NAN)
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