By Daniel Tyokua
The leader of FCT Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah has said the removal of illegal structures in the territory is being carried out in fairness.
He disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists after continuation of clearing of structures built against the Abuja master plan in Sabo Iddo on Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, yesterday.
Attah explained that the exercise was in line with the FCT Administration drive to ensure sanity across the territory, especially at the suburbs.
He said the removing of the shanties was not ill planned but to correct infractions in the city.
The team, comprising of key security agencies with relevant officials of FCT Administration, also revisited and cleared one worship centre and residential buildings in Iddo Sarki community in the area, to finish what they have been doing in the community in the past two weeks.
Attah, said it’s going to be a comprehensive removal of all the infractions in the community especially those near the road corridors.
“We started the exercise in Iddo Sabo. What we did today is like a demolition rehearsal, because we have not really started doing what we are supposed to do here.
“We have to spend time to work here, because of the illegality committed here is really very ugly.
“A year and half ago, there were ver few structures, which hardly see them from the Airport road, but as we speak now, the structures are very massive in their numbers, and it’s worrisome development.
“The land was hitherto been used by the locals for farming activities pending when they are fully resettled, are now converted into massive housing site . “
He however, advised property developers to desist from acquisition of land from village chiefs, so as to escape consequences of contravening FCT land use Act.