The FCT Administration has in the last one month carried out structural stability tests on 48 abandoned buildings in the Federal Capital Territory to ascertain their strength or otherwise.
The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, made this disclosure on Monday during the enlarged Operations Briefing Session at Gwarinpa I District (Life-Camp), Abuja.
The Minister in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule reiterated that one of the buildings on plot 3, Sabongida District however failed the integrity test and has therefore been demolished according to statutory Urban and Regional Planning regulations.
Bala Mohammed remarked that the FCT Administration through the Department of Development Control also removed two abandoned but failed structures in Apo Mechanic Workshop noting that efficiency municipal management has remarkably improved in the Federal Capital City but however expressed displeasure over poor sanitary condition in the Area Councils and called for immediate reversal by the Chairmen of the six Councils.
According to him, “we cannot fold our arms to watch the Area Councils abdicating one of their primary responsibilities of refuse collection and general cleanliness”.
On the Activities of the Ministerial Special Task Team on City Cleaning and Management, the Minister revealed that 636 hawkers/traders were arrested and 386 have so been convicted with 68 sentenced.
The Task Team has also arrested 166 beggars/destitute; 863 commercial motorcycles; 432 tricycles and 50 commercial sex worker since its flag-off on March 17, 2014.