The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello, through the Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA), has sealed off a massive uncompleted 3 storey building located at plot 22, Cadeatral Zone, A05, Udi Hills Street, Maitama.
This according to the minister is part of effort to ensure the security of lives and property in the FCT.
This followed the directive of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, who led a team of FCTA and security officials to the location on Tuesday.
Accompanied by the Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, the Solicitor General of the FCTA, Garduya Bawa Ganiya, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Operations in the FCT, MB Magawata, and other officials of the FCTA, the minister took a detailed tour of the building.
In the course of inspecting the structure, evidence of unwholesome activities were discovered and squatters who were found in the building were apprehended by security operatives.
Malam Bello reiterated the commitment of the FCTA to ensure the safety of all residents of the nation’s capital and said that steps would be taken to ensure that abandoned and uncompleted buildings within the city did not pose threat to residents.
While carrying the minister’s directive of sealing the building on Wednesday, the Coordinator of AMMC said that integrity tests would be carried out on the structure and that if it fails the tests, its allocation would be revoked and the building would be pulled down.
He said, “The building has been abandoned for a very long time, and presently the FCTA has a policy of taking actions on abandoned buildings in the city.