The acting director, Development Control in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Hamza Madaki Tayed has warned owners of uncompleted buildings in the nation’s capital to quickly complete them as the administration will soon begin demolition of such buildings.
Tayed said that the FCTA has listed 665 of such abandoned buildings currently in the nation’s capital.
He said such abandoned building pose serious security risk, adding that owners of such building will be issued a final warning after which the government will go ahead to demolish them and as well as revoke the plot of land.
He said, “The owners of such structure are doing a disservice to the FCT. You start a building and you abandon it halfway. You don’t even care who is occupying it so, this is a very serious security issue and threat to FCTA.”
He said the administration is working with security agents to ensure that criminals do not take advantage of such abandoned building as a hideout.
He said, “we will not allow undesirable elements to occupy such buildings because they can use it as a hideout for criminal activities”.