The move is said to be part of a broader plan to restore the master plan of the FCT and eliminate illegal structures. This decision, which affects approximately 6,000 buildings, follows a survey conducted by the Federal Capital Development Authority.
Wike who is the former governor of Rivers State, made this announcement shortly after his inauguration as FCT Minister.
He expressed his commitment to ending land speculations and ensuring the FCT adheres to its master plan. During his remarks, he mentioned that he had personally inspected the FCT at night and was dismayed by the proliferation of illegal structures, particularly in green areas of Abuja.
He also added that while the demolished areas will be certified to developers, they will also indicate when they will be able to carry out their development plan.
“We will take back our land and give it to those who want to develop, and you must sign that you must develop at so and so time,” Wike stated.
The Director of the FCTA Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, explained that a new survey would be conducted, as the last one was carried out in February 2022.
The areas marked for demolition, as officially confirmed by the FCTA, include:
- Apo Mechanic Village
- Dei Dei
- Garki Village
- Kado Village
- Ketti Village
- Kpana Village
- Piya Kasa