Few days after kerosine explosion rocked Kubwa Village, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has initiated moves to embark on massive demolition in the area.
The Administration said that residents and traders in the area have continued to contravene some urban and regional planning regulations and that demolition is most desirable now, to ensure safety of citizens. Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, noted that the affected areas have been culpable in disobeying abatement notices.
Attah who led the taskforce team alongside other relevant directors to assess the situation, disclosed that the particular tank that ex-ploded was removed during the last clean up exercise in the area, but the owners returned it there in contraventions.
“We cleared that particular place, but within the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the people returned to the same spot where the disaster happened.
“Now, with the support of the FCT Minister and Directors of AEPB and Development Control Department, as well as joint team of security personnel, we are going to purge and purify the entire neighbourhood of the NYSC area in Kubwa, in order to remove all illegalities.
“Now, we are ready to commerce removal action, we have told them that we have given you demolition notices as Development Control Department and AEPB issued them notices almost six years ago, we have no option but to give them 24 hours within which to vacate the affected structures,” Attah stressed