FCTA pulls down shanties at Kabusa junction


By Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has pulled down shanties at 1st Kabusa junction inter-change, ring road two Southern park express way in Dutse district.

The Director lDepartment of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima who led the operation, told journalists that removal of the illegal structures would bring about sanity in the area.

He said that the area was becoming an eye sore in the city as well as paving way for unhealthy environment.

According to him, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike had directed that illegalities should not be allowed in the territory, which he said all activities must confine to the best standards.

Galadima also explained that in years to come, an over-head bridge will be constructed around the place.

“The removal of the shanties is in continuation of our commitment to keep sanity in the city and make the neighbourhood and environment healthy. Kabusa is an eye sore to the city starting from the junction.

“The place is an inter-section of ring road two and the outer southern part express way, it is a reservation for an inter-change with time there will be over head bridge that will connect ring road two and the outer southern way.

“We are starting from this point to Galadima roundabout, when we chase out the people we will come up with a plan that will accommodate all the traders, at least we will put them in an organised manner”

Galadima insisted that demolition of structures raised in areas without approval must go down for genuine infrastructure development.