By Abdullahi Muhammad
Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuiabu has stated that the administration has resolved to revoke plots that have not been developed two years after provision of infrastructure has been carried out.
He disclosed this while responding to journalists during removal of illegal structures around Zuba interchange, he specifically gave the owner of an empty plot of land, near Major Oil Ltd, Zuba to take possession of his property within one week or risk revocation.
According to him, the law permits the administration to revoke any property which has not been developed within two years of infrastructural provision, adding that such undeveloped plots of land constitute insecurity by harbouring criminals and miscreants.
He said: “The aim of this exercise is to make Abuja clean at all times. It is a ministerial directive that we should clean up the city and make Abuja safe for residents to go about their legitimate businesses with ease.
“There are designated motor parks and markets across the city but they are all empty, people insist on using illegal ones; even if they are informal parks and markets, let the people use them and stop conducting businesses in illegal places in the FCT.
“We want to give Abuja a clean environment and Zuba is an entry point and whatever any visitor sees here (Zuba) he or she carries that picture and impression of the city.”
The coordinator revealed that, after Zuba, other places like Area 1, Nyanya, Giri and a host of others would follow in the cleanup exercise.