FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has lamented the increasing number of shanties and slums within Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.
Wike stated this when he visited the ongoing road construction leading to the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission and the Body of Benchers building on Monday.
He said that the contractor was invited for a meeting on Tuesday to work out ways to complete the road project.
“We have also been to Kabusa Junction, Abuja, where shanties were destroyed by development control. Like we said, we cannot allow shanties to take over the FCT,” Wike said.
The minister commended the development dontrol unit saddled with pulling down illegal structures within the FCT for a job well done.
“The development control has done well by making sure that the shanties in the area are destroyed. We’re are going to protect the area to ensure that the miscreants do not return to mess up the place again,” Wike declared.
Politics Nigeria earlier reported that upon assumption of office in July, Wike promised to flatten structures that may have tempered with the Abuja master plan.