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FCT Demolishes Patience Jonathan’s Property In Abuja

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A department under Federal capital Territory (FCT) Administration has demolished a property belonging to Patience Jonathan, former president Goodluck Jonathan’s wife.

Naija News gathered that the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) crushed the property and other illegal structures for violating the laws of FCT Land Use Act.

The demolition of the structure, according to THISDAY, titled: ‘A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women for Change Development Initiative’ in Mabushi Area of Wuse ll, Abuja, was supervised by AMMC Coordinator, Umar Shuaibu.

Shuiabu told newsmen that the structures pulled down in Wuse II were illegal, adding that all other illegal structures in the Federal Capital Territory would be demolished.

He said, “If they have approval, we would not have been there. Everyone must have approval before commencing any development in the FCT.

“It is because of this that we give three sets of approval –one is to be on the site, another should be with the owner and the other in our file at Development Control Department, so that whenever we go for inspection and require building plan approval, it should be handy.”

Shuaibu disclosed that the AMMC demolished the former first lady’s building because she refused to comply with the notice issued by council in November last year which was pasted on the demolished property, asking owners to produce the necessary approvals within six days.

“We have a situation where people are given plots for residential purpose, but they convert them into night clubs so much so that the neighbours are always complaining. We cannot allow them to continue cheating their neighbours, disturbing them in the night and not allowing them to sleep.

“We will not stop at removal of all illegal structures across the Territory, but we will submit for relevant measure that is necessary for that type of action. So it is not only the pulling down, we are now submitting a report, even if it means for the plot to be revoked, because we did not allocate those plots for the use in which they are doing.

“Of course, we are going to sustain this cleaning exercise. We started from Zuba, one of the entry points of the city. We are going round the city, anywhere there is any illegal development in the city, anywhere there is any activity that is obstructing traffic, obstructing peoples activities based on approved designs, we will stop it,” he said.

 
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