Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has given the green light for the demolition of 28 slums, including Garki and Jabi, that were previously surveyed by the Federal Capital Development Authority before this administration.

The FCTA stated that approximately 6,000 buildings, identified to eradicate shanties and unlawful structures, will be impacted by the demolition.


Across the Federal Capital Territory, the FCTA specified that the demolition will span 30 areas.


Following his inauguration as Minister on Monday, Wike, the former governor of Rivers State, pledged to restore the FCT’s master plan,

declaring his commitment to demolishing all illegal structures to curb land speculation.


Having personally surveyed the FCT at night, Wike lamented the distortion of the territory’s master plan due to illicit structures in green zones of Abuja, and he vowed their removal.


The Federal Government might potentially demolish a minimum of 6,000 illegal structures situated across 30 areas in the Federal Capital Territory, as indicated by Wike.


Wike affirmed, “We will reclaim our land and allocate it to those interested in development, with a requirement to commit to specified development timelines.”


However, the Director of the FCTA’s Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, stated that a fresh survey will be undertaken, considering the previous survey was conducted in February 2022.


According to verified information from the FCTA, the areas slated for demolition encompass:


Apo Mechanic Village
• Byanzhin
• Dawaki
• Dei Dei
• Durumi
• Dutse
• Garki
• Garki Village
• Gishiri
• Gwagwalada
• Idu
• Jabi
• Kado Village
• Karmo
• Karshi
• Karu
• Katampe
• Ketti Village
• Kpaduma
• Kabusa
• Kpana Village
• Kubwa
• Lokogoma
• Lugbe
• Mabushi
• Mpape
• Nyanya
• Piya Kasa
• Jikwoyi
• Galadima

By Chinedu

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