400 hectares earmarked for relocation of traders in FCT – Committee chair

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Tuesday said it earmarked 400 hecters of land for the relocation of the Apo mechanic traders and artisans to their permanent site in Wasa, Waru district.
Chairman of the committee for relocation of the traders, TPL Abubakar Makama, revealed this when the committee visited the site.

The coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, (AMMC), Obuh Felix Amaechi, has recently inaugurated a 19- member Technical Committee on behalf of the FCT administration that would see to the successful relocation of the traders from the Apo mechanic site to the permanent site in Wasa, Waru district.

Speaking at the site, the committee chairman, Abubakar Makama, stated that they are starting with the Apo mechanic traders before the artisans because of the pressure from the traders and ongoing road construction in the area.

He said: “As they are on ground now, they will take the perimeter again, until when they finish their work and we’d be able to tentatively say, this is the size. But for now, we can say 391 hecters. That is almost 400 hecters for the Apo machanic business men and the artisans.

“We are starting with the Apo mechanic because of the pressure and ongoing road construction within the area.
” What we are saying in terms of accessibility is that the relocation site is well connected with many expressways. If you start from the main Apo Junction, the expressway construction is going on as you can see by yourself how the road was diverted as we were coming in, and then as we were also joining the Apo-Karshi Road, you can see how they were linked with another expressway through Waru district up to the Wassa district.”