The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has concluded plans to embark on comprehensive review of abandoned, uncompleted buildings, parks and event centres, especially those posing security threat to the Territory.
Blueprint has also authoritatively gathered that most of the areas that will be affected include Asokoro, Maitama, Gwarimpa and Wuse areas among others.
The Executive Secretary Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Umar Gambo Jibrin While speaking to newsman Yesterday in Abuja, dsclosed that there are over 215 abandoned buildings, 95 uncompleted, 879 vacant plots, 6 without approval and 739 plots duly allocated.
He said 15 plots have been revoked, 10 withdrawn with 114 having no records, which are posing as a serious security threat.
According to him, most of the structures built in the city centre contravened the Abuja master plan, which must be pulled down after necessary procedures have been followed.
Jibrin revealed that the decision followed the resolutions of FCT Executive Council meeting with the minister, Malam Muhammad Bello on Monday.
He also stated that the new initiative was informed after the review of policy issues and programmes of development in FCT by the executive council.
“With the increasing rate of insecurity across the country, we have resolved to to review all structures in FCT especially those that are not in line with the master plan.
“The exercise is not targeted at any individual but to restores green areas as captured in the master plan,”
The FCDA boss said all agencies involved have been directed to take measures that will assist in the demolition exercise.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Isa Jalo, Director, Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) posited that the new park policy would address the lingering issues of converting gardens for other uses.
Similarly, the Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Wadata Aliyu Bodinga said the ban on bikes and tricycle remain in force and that their influx of into the City remains prohibited.
He called on security agencies and the general public to remain supportive of the policy to give FCT residents good life.
He called on the public to withdraw patronage of bikes in the City to discourage their activities.
Reminding operators of bikes and tricycles that their operations remain in the estates and suburbs.