Insecurity: FCTA to remove town planning contraventions in Kuje

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Bulldozers from the FCT Administration, will this week, begin removal of all contraventions to the Urban and  Regional Planning around the Kuje town.

The exercise which was endorsed by the traditional class of Kuje Area Council is hope to restore order to the area council which has been in the spotlight since news of the attack on the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre rocked the nation recently.

Speaking at a Stakeholder Engagement and Sensitization Meeting over the weekend, the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Jibrin, said he has given his support and blessings to the planned clean up exercise, because he believes it would restore sanity and most importantly security to the town.

He noted that he has always interacted with different segments of the society in Kuje to maintain peace and order, and had looked forward to more collaborative efforts from all government agencies.

The Principal Secretary to Kuje Area Council, Abdullahi Sabo, who represented the Council’s Chairman, Abdullahi Sulaiman Sabo, disclosed that the council officials have endorsed the coming of the bulldozers, but pleaded that more time should be given to allow residents salvage their properties.

Senior Special Assistant to FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, gave a week ultimatum after which he warned that the bulldozers will visit Kuje town.

He stated that FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello who visited the Kuje town recently had expressed displeasure over the deterioration of environment, infrastructures and security in the area.

He disclosed that the minister  authorised the massive clean up to restore order and sanity and as well remove all illegal shelters that provide criminal elements covers.

Attah urged all the stakeholders, to maximally use the one week to move out from all the illegal places to avoid unnecessary losses, as nothing would stop the clean up exercise.

He said, “everyone, the Royal Father, Area Council, and traders have all agreed that all contraventions to the Urban and  Regional Acts, AEPB Acts must be cleared.

“The overflow from Kuje market must be taken to the two new markets close by. Those selling perishables will be taken to farmers market, we are saying it in strong terms.

“Based on the urgency of the matter the Area Council will engage the stakeholders and tell everyone to clear in one week. So that we have a better Kuje and everyone will be happy.kuje will be completely cleared.”

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