Nyanya gridlock: FCTA issues one-week ultimatum to property owners

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has issued one-week ultimatum to property owners and traders around the Nyanya interchange to vacate site to ensure smooth running of the ongoing construction works in the area.
The ultimatum issued Wednesday, was against the backdrop of the return of worrisome traffic gridlock, occasioned by the contravening structures on right of way of the busy road.

The chairman, FCT Traffic Management Team, Comrade Ikharo Attah, said the vacation order, followed an on the spot assessment of the issues affecting the traffic in the area.
Attah stated that a stern order to immediately vacate the site have been given to owners of the affected structures that are mainly old structures made of mud, especially those who have received compensation for their property, and have been fully paid some months ago, in order for the road expansion work to go on.
He stated that the FCT traffic management team held an on the spot meeting with the Nyanya component made up of large of the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Area Commander of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) and the Police DPO in the area.

He added that the DPO of Nyanya, DPO of Karu, Unit Commander of the FRSC, DRTS Area Commander, Assistant Director, Enforcement of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Kaka Bello were on ground, together with the Directional Traffic Officers (DTOs).

He said:”We were briefed by the Ministry of Works and what we saw was that the inbound road by the Nyanya Market, there are some areas where they have issues of compensation for one or two structures, which they are working on. But the outbound road around the Nyanya interchange, coming from the city towards Mararaba, have paid compensation fully, and the people are just waiting for them to come, and they don’t really want to do it.

“They are still just hanging and staying around that particular area, which is in contravention. So everyone who has collected compensation, particularly around the Nyanya interchange, where you have the partakers should all vacate, because we will be clearing them very soon.”