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FG has the authority to remove slums, 6,000 structures, and land allocations



As part of efforts to restore the master plan for the nation’s capital, the Federal Government may demolish approximately 6,000 illegal buildings as well as no fewer than 30 illegal colonies and slums in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

When he hinted at returning to work on Monday, Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike stated that all unpermitted structures that deviate from the Abuja master plan would be demolished.

Even if a building belonged to a minister or an ambassador, Wike threatened to demolish it.

Apo Mechanic Village,



Dei Dei,




Garki Village,





Kado Village,





Ketti Village,



Kpana Village,







and Piya Kasa are among the slums that may be impacted by the urban renewal program, according to findings by The reporter.Also, because the FCT Administration saw the lands purchased from Abuja natives as illegitimate, people who made these investments may lose them.

According to checks, among the 6,000 buildings that the restoration plans would impact were several that had been long-abandoned and in violation of the building code.According to a Federal Capital Territory Administration assessment from 2022, the possibility of land title revocation or demolition could have an impact on at least 6,000 abandoned homes.

Nevertheless, the number can go up because it excludes the number of slums and illegal residences in the Federal Capital Territory, as stated by FCTA representatives who met with one of our reporters on Monday.Muktar Galadima, the director of the FCTA Department of Development Control, said in a phone interview on Monday that it could be necessary to conduct a fresh poll in order to assess the current situation.

“To find that number, we would need to return to the field because some of them have finished their development since we provided that figure,” he stated. We would schedule another survey and go back. There were 6,000 abandoned homes recognized as of February 2022.

After taking the oath of office at the President Villa banquet hall in Abuja with 44 other ministers, the FCT minister unveiled his vision to journalists and FCT Administration personnel.

He also announced that he would revoke lands that had been left underdeveloped for an extended length of time.The former governor of Rivers State issued a warning, promising to “step on toes,” saying that homes that violated the Abuja Master Plan, especially those constructed on green spaces, would likewise be removed.

When asked if his intended demolition was not an act of retaliation against individuals he saw as his adversaries, Wike only said that anyone breaking the law would face severe consequences regardless of their social standing.

He also issued a warning, saying that any land that had not been developed in years or for which ground rents had not been paid would be reclaimed and given to anyone who could finish their buildings quickly.

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