The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Mohammed, has renewed the commitment of the FCT administration to maintain the Abuja master plan by intensifying demolition of illegal structures.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Sule, the Minister’s Chief Press Secretary, in Abuja on Friday.
The statement said the Minister made the commitment while meeting with some officials of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Abuja.
Mohammed warned that the administration would not condone existence of any illegal structure within 250 square kilometres of the FCC.
”The Abuja Master Plan is sacrosanct and all hands must be on deck to protect its principles.
”Abuja remains the window through which the world sees Nigeria and Nigerians.
”The Department of Development Control and all the district officers should, therefore, work round the clock to maintain its sanctity,’’ he said.
The Minister revealed that the administration removed a total of 340 shanties and 119 stalls along walkways across the territory in July, this year.
He added that within the period under review, the administration, received 340 building plans and approved 188. (NAN)