As ordered by Nyesom Wike, Minister for Federal Capital Territory, FCT, ‘Kasuwan Dare’, a busy market situated at Asokoro extension, Hassan Musa Katsina Street, near Kpaduma II, Abuja has been demolished.
According to, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, the market was no longer serving its due purpose as it became a hideout for thieves and robbers, residents were no longer comfortable using the area, thus the need to pull it down.
Director, Department of Development Control, Mr Mukhtar Galadima said the misuse of the market affected the quality of living in the area.
“The operation will help us get rid of the hoodlums and drug dealers that have taken over the place. We had demolished the place about three times, but the nuisances rebuilt and continued their activities.”
“This time around, the demolished market will remain demolished. We need to sanitise the place and enhance the aesthetic quality of the environment. It is also part of the current administration’s policy of sanitising the city, and this is one of the areas we are commencing the exercise,” he said.
This development is following the Monday, demolition of a multimillion-naira duplex situated at Plot 226 Cadastral Zone, A02 Wuse 1, Wuse Zone 6 District. FCTA said the building was brought down because it was erected on an unapproved plot of land.
Upon proper investigation by FCTA, the said land was a property of one late Alake of Egba Land, Oba Oye Lipede, but was taken over by Ibrahim Kamba and Ademu Teku, who constructed the duplex, despite warnings from sources.
“FCTA will not consider the status of any defaulting developer, once development rules and regulations are violated.”
Recall that upon resumption, FCT newly appointed Minister, Nyesom Wike, is tasked on demolishing all illegal structures in the nation’s capital. This is his primary agenda.
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