Authorities in Abuja again demolish over 130 houses in in the city

More houses have been demolished by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Saturday, this time over 130 houses were affected at Apo Akpmajenya indigenous community.

Ikharo Attah, the leader of FCT Task Force on City Sanitation, led the team for the exercise, which was said to have been carried out in order to pave way for the construction of a major road network in the area.

The Director, Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, in his explanation disclosed that the community had been marked for demolition since January.

He stated that the FCTA earlier interfaced with the inhabitants of the settlement on the need for them to vacate, while noting that the area fell under the corridor of the planned Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX).

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Galadima also clarified that the area is on one of the road interchanges linking Oladipo Diya Road.

The Deputy Director, Planning and Resettlement, Nasir Suleiman, equally disclosed that 131 houses and 169 plots were given as compensation to the affected persons.

Suleima added that most of the affected individuals had already moved to Apo Resettlement Scheme quarters.

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