The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday demolished shanties and illegal structures in Jahi District.
Director, Development Control, FCTA, Mr Mukhtar Galadima said the exercise was in line with efforts to restore the Abuja Master Plan and improve serenity and security in the capital city.
He added that it was also in continuation of the cleaning and sanitation programmes of the FCT Administration.
“To a large extent, what we are doing now is enhancing the security architecture of the FCT and enhancing the architectural quality of the city.
“This is why we are removing shanties, which to a large extent will improve the serenity of the capital city,” he said.
Galadima explained that the shanties in Jahi District were erected on a proposed arterial corridor beginning from Nnamdi Azikiwe Ring Road.
He said the department would consult with relevant stakeholders on what needs to be done in the area before the main road goes into operation.
The director added that the department had continually sensitised settlers against erecting shanties in unauthorised locations.
Galadima advised occupants of shanties across Abuja to pack their valuables and appealed to residents to report any emerging shanties in any location to relevant authorities.
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