In continuation of the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s clean up, the FCT Ministerial Taskteam on City Sanitation has taken its demolition exercise to Dutse Makaranta, Sokale and Kubwa F01 axis of the Bwari-Dutse road Abuja.
Some of the structures removed were illegal shops, car wash marts and attachments belonging to E-Fountains Event Centre, Total Child Model Schools, Salvation Teaching Centre, and Khalad international Schools, located around Sagwari Layout and Sokale, in Bwari-Dutse road.
At the scene of the demolition, affected owners and occupants of illegal structures including scavengers within the communities along Bwari-Dutse road corridors who were seen counting their losses, said they were not notified before the demolition.
The City Sanitation Task team also demolished illegal pantaker dumpsite in Jabu layout within Kubwa FO1 as well as Nino prestige Lounge on waterways.
Head FCT Task Team On City Sanitation, Comrade Ikharo Attah, said all the properties affected had no official approval.
“Today, we came into Dutse-Alhaji and Kubwa axis, containing clear illegalities notoriously responsible for heavy traffic gridlock in the area. So we are here to actually clear this alignment, and remove all of these properties that breached the Abuja Masterplan. And we also went to clear some very terrible criminals’ den, where scavengers occupied inside part of Kubwa FO1 .”
Comrade Attah said affected people were given notice twice.
Mr Augustine Olorintoba, a landlord in Dutse Sokale, described the exercise as a very good one.
” Abuja has to be clean and decent, we landlords of Dutse Sokale are very happy, because most of our drainages have been blocked, and water is not going through. We appreciate the FCT Minister for his commitment to making Abuja clean. The area is looking fine, but one thing we will ask is to ensure that there is no roadside trading around this Sokale junction because the activities are causing traffic gridlock”.