The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered s3x workers within Abuja metropolis to vacate the streets within two weeks or face the full wrath of the law.
The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu gave this order during a press conference in his office in Abuja.
He said the council was working in conjunction with FCTA’s Social Development Secretariat (SDS) and security operatives in a prior two weeks sensitization campaign against the s3x hawking within the city centre.
According to him: “presently, commercial s3x workers have started parading themselves along the major streets of the city.
“The Council in collaboration with Social Development Secretariat (SDS) and security agencies, has embarked on sensitization campaign to last for two weeks after which we shall start night patrols to rid the streets of the menace of commercial s3x workers,” he declared.
On illegal structures and uncompleted buildings within the city centre, the coordinator explained that the council, through its Department of Development Control (DDC) would soon begin the demolition.
According to him, some of the major structures listed for immediate removal owing to contravention of Development Control guidelines are Diamond Acres Estate which sits directly on Ring Road 4, which is a major arterial way and M & B Global Estate.
Corroborating coordinator’s view, the Director, DCD, Mukhtar Galadima, decried the lack of cooperation and unprofessional attitude of some developers in the territory.
“The case of Diamond Acres was purely that of land racketeering and recalcitrant development, while the M&D Global Estate, located in Kukwaba is built under a high tension line.
“M&D Estate was severally marked but the developer did not only disregard the warnings, he, like that of Diamond Acres, allegedly erased the stop-work notices and went on with development,” he lamented.
Galadima stated that his department has always marked illegal buildings right from inception but developers fail to comply, hence, why department left with no any option at this moment than to demolish the structures.