FCTA threatens to arrest those violating Abuja master plan 

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has threatened to take steps beyond demolishing all illegal structures, to enforce massive arrests of those violating Abuja master plan.

The Director Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, gave the hint Tuesday, during a cleanup exercise in Abuja.

Speaking to journalists after a series of enforcements in locations such as Asokoro and Maitama, Galadima revealed plans by the Administration to sustain the cleanup exercise until all the dark spots in the territory are cleared.

He said that the Administration will pay more attention to “All those dark spots that we believe constitute security threats as well as constitute hygienic problems.

“The cleanup is a continuous exercise because you will agree with me that there’s a lot of negativity associated with the FCT, in particular Abuja. So, now we want to clear that impression. We want to sanitise the city, we want to clean the city to make it a capital city of our dream?

“Then, generally, we’ll come back to the issue of monthly sanitation. For now, we’ve been to Kabusa junction, we’ve been to Galadimawa runabout, suncity, ring road two corridor.

“So, we’re going all around the city. Definitely, we’ll go back to Ruga, and then this time around, when we go back, once we clear, we will arrest those violating the Abuja Masterplan.”

Earlier, the enforcement team led by the Director of Development Control had stormed a highbrow area of Asokoro, to demolish a building that was purportedly constructed in violation of approval issued for the building, but for the timely intervention by the owners who presented a court judgement barring the FCTA from removing the structure.