Abuja authorities evict squatters from bridges

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in collaboration with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) on Wednesday evicted squatters from under bridges to curb insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Penpushing reports that Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Environment and Waste Management to FCT Minister Nyesom Wike, Fred Kpakol, made this known pointing out that the target of the founding fathers of Abuja has been misplaced by miscreants who perpetrate crimes.

The Senior Special Assistant who expressed concern said the architectural structure of the bridges had been tampered with due to the activities of the squatters warning that the miscreants would be punished.

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‘The FCT is a face of the government of Nigeria and when you come into Abuja it is the place where we have the seat of government. It is where the president resides as well as the various embassies and as the capital city of Nigeria it is supposed to be the best city by every standard of human measurement,” he said.

Penpushing further reports that Kpakol, however, assured that the cleared areas would be reverted to the original plan which was to make them green areas, adding that the places would be kept under intense check, monitoring and surveillance to forestall the reoccurrence of shanties by miscreants.

The Deputy Director of Monitoring and Enforcement (AEPB), Kaka Bello, earlier said that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) had earlier issued eviction notices before the exercise.

Penpushing also reports that Bello stated that Tuesday was the deadline of the notice given to them, hence the need  to enforce the eviction on Wednesday, stressing that  the essence of the mop-up of all illegal structures is to safeguard the government’s infrastructure to ensure security in the Federal Capital Territory( FCT).

Meanwhile, report showed that the mop-up exercise was done along the Ahmadu Bello Expressway which cut across Wuse 2, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent close to the DSTV office, and Area 11 of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

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