Due to the incessant criminal activities in the Mpape community of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced a massive demolition in the area. Upon the conclusion of a meeting with relevant stakeholders in the community, the FCTA compelled them to give every needed support for the exercise.
Accordingly, the FCTA during the meeting beseeched all stakeholders to join hands together towards making the area safe. While speaking, The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Ikharo Attah conceded the unsafe situation of the community. However, he emphasized his commitment to his team towards finding a lasting solution.
Also, Attah revealed plans of the minister to develop the Crush Rock Area of Mpape into an international tourist center. He added that the administration is exploring every possible option towards actualizing it. He went on to condemn the increasing illicit activities in the community. Attah stressed that the continual breakdown of laws and orders in the area has slowed down its development.
However, he indicated that the FCTA is committed towards cleaning the community, therefore community members should brace up for changes. Attah added that such change will start with the demolition of illegal buildings in the community.
While the stakeholders affirmed their support for the move, they urged the authority not to temper with legal structures. Representing the Chairman of the Bwari Area Council, Kadanya Peter affirmed that the FCTA would get the necessary support. He urged them to spare houses that are not marked for demolition. Lastly, in Unity, the community leaders pleaded that the FCTA should deem it fit to make reservations for roadside traders.