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FCTA clamps down on occupants of uncompleted buildings




The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced clampdown on illegal occupants of uncompleted buildings, as part of its measures to tackle insecurity in the nation’s capital city.

This move, according to the FCTA was due to the findings that most of the uncompleted buildings are mostly where hoodlums stay and perpetrate their nefarious activities.

However, officials of Development Contract Department in collaboration with Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and Department of Security Services of the FCTA, yesterday visited some of the notorious buildings situated in Wuye and Maitama Districts of Abuja, where no fewer than 150 people are occupying.

Speaking during the exercise, Director, Development Control Department, Mukhtar Galadima, said they were not looking at demolition, but how to remove hoodlums from some of the uncompleted buildings.

Galadima noted that the exercise was in line with FCT Administration’s policy that nobody should transact any business or stay in or under any uncompleted building in Abuja.

He stressed that there are risks associated with uncompleted buildings, as no one can ascertain the integrity of the structure, because it has been abandoned for a long time.