The Federal Capital Territory administration (FCTA) has again warned owners of undeveloped plots in Jabi district to commence their development or face revocation of such plots. Speaking when he removed illegal mechanic workshops, food joints and road blocks around the popular Jabi Motor Park, coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, added that any plot revoked by the council would be reallocated to those with the capacity to develop them. Shuaibu noted that the area was notorious for being a den for hoodlums and street hawkers, who indulge in drug peddling, crimes and illegal mechanic work, thereby causing discomfort and nuisance to those living around the area.
Represented by director, Department of Advertising and Signage (DOAS), Yusuf Ibrahim Yakassai, the coordinator advised affected persons to find lawful places for their business activities, instead of constituting nuisance in the society. He maintained that the removal exercise was a continuous one, adding that the administration would find a way of preventing reoccurrence of such illegality in the area and in every other part of the territory. Housing News gathered that the team was made up of development control department, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Parks and Recreation, including security operatives, drawn from the Army, police, the civil defence, immigration and NDLEA.