FCT EXCO SETS-UP COMMITTEE ON VIOLATIONS OF ABUJA MASTER PLAN, BANS ILLEGAL LEVIES WITHIN THE CAPITAL CITY
In a bid to ensure that the Master plan of the Federal Capital is strictly followed in terms of development and citing of infrastructure with the City, The FCT Executive Committee has approved the immediate setting up a
committee to identify all violations on the Abuja Master Plan in order
to reverse such violations accordingly.
The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, made this
revelation after the FCT Executive Committee (EXCO) meeting on Monday
The Committee chaired by the Executive Secretary of the Federal
Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Adamu Ismaila has
the FCT Directors of Land Administration, Development
Control, Abuja Geographic Information System, Urban & Regional
Planning, Mapping & Survey, Parks & Recreation as well as
representatives of the FCT Transportation Secretariat and Social
Development Secretariat as Members.
Bala Mohammed said that previously, President Goodluck Jonathan has
expressed concern over these unwarranted violations and directed that
such encroachments should not be allowed to stand as it affects the
Abuja Master Plan.
The Minister instructed the committee to identify all the violations
and extent of the violations in order to urgently remedy such
desecration because no part of the Abuja Master Plan would be
He emphasized that the committee’s job is a key to restoring the Abuja
Master Plan and urged members to take the job very seriously by giving
it the attention its deserves.
According to him, the FCT Administration under him is committed and
determined to correct all the wrongs perpetuated on the Abuja Master
Senator Mohammed warned that all the encroachment must be reversed, as
his Administration is ready to step on toes to get this achieved, as
Abuja will not be allowed to go the way of other older cities in the
In a related Development, the Minister has Directed the Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC Chairman to put a mechanism in place to Ensure that all illegal rates and levies within the City are stopped with immediate effect, emphasizing that it is out of place for residents and business owners in the FCT to continually pay any money that is outside the stipulated tenement rates and levies