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FCTA warns landlords against building under high tension cables

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Wednesday, warned property owners against raising structures under high tension cables and encouraging containers and unnecessary attachments to…

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Wednesday, warned property owners against raising structures under high tension cables and encouraging containers and unnecessary attachments to their fences.

The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, gave the warning while removing illegal structures in Kubwa and Dutse.

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He said, “We came to Dutse and Kubwa to remove shanties. It is really worrisome that you see very beautiful neighbourhoods and you will just find shanties and containers on the streets. FCTA is really worried about this. We want to warn residents not to encourage illegality on their fences and gates; it harbours criminals.’’

On building under high tension wires, he said, “It is unspeakable; people just go under those wires and build beer joints and whatever. The radiation alone is hazardous to your health; the risk factor alone should there be any accident is frightening, because it is outright death. We have block industries, restaurants, games centres, etc, under high tension wires.

“People who don’t know will think we are wicked, but one day they will thank us because we are saving their lives.”