Continuing his commitment outlined in his inaugural speech, Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, has taken action against unauthorized structures affecting the Abuja masterplan. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) employed bulldozers to demolish the “Kasuwan Dare” market in the nation’s capital.
Situated on Hassan Musa Katsina Street, near Kpaduma II in Asokoro Extension, Abuja, the market had become a hub for suspected criminals, drug dealers, and hoodlums. FCTA officials explained that the site’s reputation for criminal activity posed a threat to residents and passersby alike.
Mukhtar Galadima, the Director of FCTA’s Department of Development Control, emphasized that despite prior efforts to clean up the area, criminal elements persisted in using the market for their activities.
Galadima underlined that these activities were negatively impacting the overall aesthetics of the environment. As part of the current administration’s objective to improve the city’s state, the FCTA is determined to restore order and enhance the area’s appearance.
In a related development, FCTA’s demolition team recently dismantled a costly duplex located at Plot 226 Cadastral Zone, A02 Wuse 1, Wuse Zone 6 District.
The Head of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima, revealed that the structure was constructed on an unauthorized plot of land, belonging to the late Alake of Egba Land, Oba Oye Lipede. Despite warnings from official sources, the duplex was built by Ibrahim Kamba and Ademu Teku.
FCTA conducted a thorough investigation to determine the rightful owner of the land and highlighted its commitment to impartial decisions.
Regardless of status, developers who violate regulations will face sanctions in line with FCTA’s policy.