Breaking: Uproar as FCTA ‘s bulldozer moves to Area 1, pull down ‘illegal structures’ near old federal secretariat

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has begun mass demolition of illegal structures behind the old Federal Secretariat at Area I in Abuja. The administration had in February, 2022 issued a demolition notice to owners of the structures with reminder on March 1 to leave the place. Speaking to journalists after the exercise on Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant on Read More

Laudable strides of FCTA

February 16, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

There are 42 ministries in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Some are known for their workings, some are not heard of except at Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings, while there are very few that are working silently and the results are glaring to all. The Ministry of Federal Capital Territory Administration (MFCTA) is one that happens to be among Read More

2021 Sovereign Sukuk Issue: 3 ministries get N250bn for roads infrastructure

February 3, 2022 David Agba 0

The ministries of Works and Housing, Federal Capital Territory Administration and that of Niger Delta Affairs Thursday get cheques totaling N250 billion for roads infrastructure. The three ministries shared the amount which was successfully issued by the Debt Management Office (DMO) last year. Based on the amounts on the respective cheques, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing got N210,565,000,000; FCTA-N29,000,000,000; Read More

FCTA bursts another drug colony, seizes 45kg suspected cannabis

January 31, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The ongoing war against crimes and illegalities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has yielded fruits following the raid of another deadly drug colony located around the Kubwa-Dutse road interchange, where two suspects were arrested and substance believed to the outlawed cannabis worth 45kg were seized. The sting operation that came immediately the team of FCT Ministerial Taskforce on City Read More

FCTA begins ‘no COVID-19 vaccination, no entry’ enforcement

January 18, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Monday, commenced aggressive enforcement of ‘no COVID-19 jab, no entry’ to all its office premises. Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah, who led the enforcement team to all FCTA Secretariats, Departments and Agencies, clarified that while no staff or visitors are being forced to take the vaccines, Read More

Again, FCTA clears illegal settlers, scavengers, traders in Gwarinpa

January 11, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In furtherance to its renewed effort against proliferation of environmental nuisances, the FCT Administration Monday cleared hundreds of shanties hitherto used for residential and commercial purposes, mainly by scavengers, traders and settlers. Mostly affected were illegal structures and scrap materials sitting on a right of way of a major road network around Angwan Berberi, off EFAB Estate, and behind Kado Read More

Breaking: Despite maize farmers’ claims, FCT Minister stops moves to disrupt football activities on Abuja pitch

January 10, 2022 Editor 0

The authorities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have immediately ordered some maize farmers to stop planned disruption of activities on Abuja football pitch located inside old parade ground. FCT Minister of state Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu handed the directive on Monday night after she received an Intel that some individuals are planning to dump agricultural produce, particularly bags of Read More

FCTA tasks monarchs on 2022 area council polls

January 7, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Few weeks to the 2022 FCT area council elections, the FCT Administration has admonished traditional rulers of the 17 Abuja graded chiefdoms to foster peace especially before and during the electioneering in the Territory. In particular, the administration said it will not hesitate to hold traditional leaders responsible for the breakdown of peace in their domains, as they are those Read More

2022: FCT Minister reels out achievements, hints on ‘busy political year’, others, sensitise residents in New Year message

January 1, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has commended residents for exhibiting the virtues of unity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence in the outgone 2021. In his new year message issued on Saturday January 1, 2022, the Minister assured that the current administration remained committed to the wellbeing and welfare of Nigerians resident in the nation’s Read More

COVID-19: FCTA enforcement team storms mega churches ahead of crossover night

December 31, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stormed some mega churches with sensitisation campaign owing to fears of crowd during crossover night. The administration said, given the nature of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 already ravaging very worrisomely in FCT, and the known overcrowding tradition of worship centres during the crossover, it was necessary to appeal to religious groups to Read More

Yuletide: FCTA decries non-observance of COVID-19 protocols

December 27, 2021 Administrator 0

As residents of Abuja defied the increasing number of active cases of COVID-19, and thronged in large groups on every available recreation parks on the city, the enforcement team of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, said it won’t allow people to violate the necessary health measures. Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah, who Read More

FCTA speeds up staff exposure to ICT for service deliver

December 24, 2021 Administrator 0

About two thousand, three hundred staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have been exposed to various Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills, aimed at improving service delivery to residents in the territory. Our correspondent gathered that the trainees were drawn from across the various Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) of the FCTA, through the continuous capacity building interface scheme Read More

COVID-19 4th wave: FCTA harps on non-pharmaceutical strategies

December 21, 2021 Administrator 0

As Nigeria goes through the widening 4th wave of COVID-19, the FCT administration Monday said the emphasis is still on the non pharmaceutical strategies, such as minimising physical contact, keeping social distances, wearing facemasks, and hand washing, to avoid the escalation of the pandemic. FCTA noted that the residents and other stakeholders in the nation’s capital city must take precautions, Read More

Yuletide: FCTA clamps down on hoodlums at Mpape, clears illegal roadside traders

December 20, 2021 Administrator 0

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Monday launched another attack on hoodlums’ fortress around the popular Mpape CrushRock tourism site, dislodging criminal elements suspected to have been terrorising and robbing both residents and tourists. This was even as it removed all the illegal structures rebuilt by roadside traders, after they were cleared few months ago.Mpape Crush Rock water site, being one Read More

FCTA – ARDS restates commitment to food security

December 20, 2021 Administrator 0

The secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat in the FCT, Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim, has restated the commitment of the FCT administration to the attainment of food security. Abubakar made this assertion in Kuje area council at the start of his familiarisation tour of projects under the secretariat. He said FCT is blessed with rich abundant land and water resources which Read More

FCT COE to become University of Education – FCTA official

December 16, 2021 Administrator 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Wednesday said it plans to transform the FCT College of Education, Zuba, to University of Education.The secretary for FCT Education Secretariat, Malam Sani El-katuzu, stated this at a news conference held at the FCT Education Resource Centre, Abuja. El-katuzu said the secretariat would do everything humanly possible within the limit of resources available to Read More

How FCTA unlocked traffic gridlock along Nyanya-AYA road – Official

December 13, 2021 Administrator 0

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Saturday had terrible experience trying to control an unprecedented traffic gridlock along Nyanya-Kugbo- AYA Road. The over 10 hours gridlock was said to have been caused by a fallen heavy duty trailer carrying logs of wood, around the Kugbo axis.Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah, said it Read More

FCTA warns residents against noise pollution

December 10, 2021 Administrator 0

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Wednesday warned residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against noise pollution. The director of the AEPB, Alhaji Kaka Ali, gave the warning in a statement by the deputy director, Information and Communications, Mrs. Janet Pen. Ali, in an abatement notice on noise pollution, warned members of the public against violating the directive in Read More

Abuja master plan: FCTA demolishes two estates in Lugbe

December 2, 2021 Administrator 0

In a bid to restore the sanctity of the Abuja Masterplan, the FCT Administration Thursday demolished buildings worth millions of naira located within two estates in Lugbe district of the Federal Capital City (FCC). Most of the affected buildings were duplexes at their various stages of completion inside Seman Estate, behind Dunamis Church, along Airport Road, in the newly designated Read More

FCTA master plan: We’ll demolish all Illegal structures on road corridors – Attah

November 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Tuesday warned owners of illegal structures located on any of the approved road corridors within Abuja to remove it or risk demolition without compensation.This warning came when over 100 illegal buildings obstructing road construction leading to Kukwaba II train station, in Karon-Majigi were removed. The senior special assistant to FCT minister on Monitoring, Inspection Read More

FCTA flags off mass vaccination against COVID-19

November 18, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA), has flagged off mass vaccination campaign against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, targeting over 1.5 million residents in the next 50 days across the six area councils. FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, while performing the exercise at the Old Parade ground in Abuja, noted that the rapid spread of the virus emphasises Read More

FCTA Taskteam demolishes brothels, worship centers at Kuchibedna

November 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The encroachment on right of way for major road infrastructure Thursday brought an end to no fewer than one hundred structures in Kuchibedna community, Gwarimpa Estate of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). Most of the affected structures were worship centres, brothels, makeshift open market, residential buildings, viewing centres and shanties purportedly serving as criminal hideouts in the community. It was Read More

FCTA task-team dismantles illegal motor packs, shanties in Zuba

November 10, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Petty traders at Zuba, a suburb of Abuja, were visibly angry Tuesday as FCT Ministerial Task Team on City Sanitation dismantled illegal motor parks and shanties in the area. Officials of the team led by its chairman, Ikharo Attah, in the wee hours of the day stormed the popular Dankogi area on Zuba-Kaduna expressway and demolished the illegal motor parks Read More