FCTA to partner with owners of uncompleted buildings complete their structures

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it was considering partnering with owners of uncompleted structures who couldn’t further develop such structures with a view to complete them.

The Director, FCTA Department of Development Control, Alhaji Mukhtar Galadima, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen during the evacuation of occupants of an uncompleted building at Maitama District.

Some of the people that cannot further develop their property, may be we have to do what we call partnership. It is a strategy that we are looking at to widen the scope of thinking so that we can involve all stakeholders concerned. This will involve a lot of stakeholders to look into the issues because it is beyond us in government circle alone. We have to involve Estate Developers and other investors in property development and marketing,” Galadima said.

The Director warned occupants of illegal structures within the city centre to vacate or face the full wrath of the law.

Galadima noted that the evacuation of people in uncompleted buildings was part of the efforts of the FCT administration through the department to rid the city of insecurity.

He said that that findings by the FCTA showed that most of the uncompleted buildings are mostly occupied by hoodlums who perpetrate crime.

The director stated that the exercise was in line with the FCT administration’s policy that nobody transacts any business or stay in or under any uncompleted building in Abuja.

He noted that there are risks associated with uncompleted buildings, as no one could ascertain the integrity of the structure, because it had been abandoned for a long time.

By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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