Department of Development Control of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA is set to resume activities towards maintaining the FCT master plan by demolishing unapproved structures.
Head of Monitoring and Enforcement of the Department of Development Control, Mr. Muktar Galadima, stated this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja at the weekend.
Galadima, who said that the department had cut down on its activities in the past few months due to the general elections, said that demolition of illegal structures and shanties took place in Gwagwalada, after the elections.
Galadima advised residents to desist from erecting structures on plots that were not legally allotted to them, urging members of the public to always explore avenues for reconciliation to avoid demolition of structures.
“You know, there are various reasons for demolition of structures which mostly bother on legality. It is either the builder has encroached into somebody’s plot, or into the road corridor, while shanties and slums are demolished because they are not fit for habitation.
“We prefer to settle disagreement among parties on land ownership by referring them to Zonal Land Offices, but when they are not able to settle, we resort to demolition” Galadima said.


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