FCTA removes 15,000 illegal occupants in Gwarinpa


The Federal Capital Territory Administration, has demolished illegal buildings and shanties in Gwarinpa, removing over fifteen thousand illegal occupants in the area.


The Director of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, who spoke to journalists in the course of the demolition, stated that the illegal buildings obstructed arterial Road N16, that ran from the Federal Secretariat, through Maitama, Katampe, Jahi and  to Gwarinpa.


He added that the Engineering Department of the FCTA was ready to begin construction on the road as soon as the demolition was completed, and that the construction of the road had already been awarded.
“This location that we are on is a road corridor, it is an arterial road that is called N16, but on the other side of the city, this is the road that is named the Shehu Shagari Way. So, it starts from Federal Secretariat, through Maitama, Katampe, Jahi and then to Gwarinpa.
As I said, these are structures that were illegally built on the road corridor. That is why we are coming to remove them because, Engineering Department will start the road construction right away. That is why we have to remove the obstacles that are preventing them from the road construction.”