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FCT: No going back on bringing down iIlegal houses, Wike insists

THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, says there is no plan to renege on his demolition warning to landlords of properties distorting the master plan of Abuja.

Wike said “there is no going back” on his earlier warning on illegal houses.

He added that for anyone who has developed where they are not supposed to, even if the culprit is a minister or an ambassador, “your house must go down.”

“We normally give notice. Take for example what just happened at Asokoro, which is a green area. In fact, I was informed by the building control that they had been trying to take them away, sentiments of this and that.”

“This is the problem we have, you see people trading and the government comes to say, ‘you can’t do this’. Now they go to meet civil society, human rights this – that they have nowhere to stay, they are suffering, economic hardship – that is rubbish,” he insisted.

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