FCTA Earmarks Over 700 Illegal Structures, Estate For Demolition
Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said, no fewer than 750 shanties would be demolished in Lugbe, a suburb of the capital city for safety of the residents and to pave way for development.
The Director, department of Development Control in the territory, Mr Mukhtar Usman Galadima who made this disclosure during a tour of the affected areas in the site, explained that the areas were not legal layouts and all the shanties did not have government allocation.
According to Galadima, all the shanties built directly under the High Tension in Tudunwada, Peace Village, and on either sides of the electricity facility, including those that breach the legally permitted 30 metre-proximity to High Tension and Lugbe FHA farm market and others would soon be removed to pave way for Transmission Company of Nigeria to start work.
“The distance legally allowed away from the High Tension is 25metres, plus 5metres for contingency, which makes it 30 metres”, he added.