The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished over 100 structures on the rail line Corridors leading to Kukwaba II train station, in Karon-Majigi, a community situated along Airport road.
The Senior Special Assistant (Designate) to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah led the enforcement team to the area.
Comrade Attah, who warned all illegal developers to desist from erecting structures in unauthorised areas, urged owners of such structures located on any of the approved road corridors within Abuja to remove them or risk having them demolished without compensation.
Comrade Attah reiterated the commitment of the administration towards infrastructural development and appealed to residents to follow due process in acquiring land.
He observed that the Kukwaba train station had been completed long ago and ready for use, although the occupants of the illegal structures had refused to vacate the area, thereby slowing the road construction project.
“We are in Karon-Majigi to remove all illegal structures that are obstructing the road project to Kukwaba train station,” Comrade Attah said.
“We have to clear the houses wrongly built on this road corridors,” he stressed, adding: “This is against the warnings that we have always given via the media that you cannot buy land from the local Chiefs and build without approval.
“The Minister was very clear when he addressed journalists at the Presidential Villa that all those who illegally buy land and build houses on road corridors will not be compensated.”
Also speaking, an Assistant Director at the FCT Department of Development Control, Hope Thompson, who is in charge of the area, confirmed that all indigenous people whose houses were affected had been compensated long before the exercise.
He insisted that non- indigenes who defied urban and regional rules to build without approval would not be compensated.
Reporting by Remi Johnson, editing by Daniel Adejo