DEMOLITION OF ESTATES IN ABUJA

The Federal Capital Territory Administration’s department of development control had on 28th of September demolished about 500 housing units in Minanuels Estate in Lugbe Abuja.


Despite the public outcry and wide condemnation the demolition has received, FCTA has threatened to demolish more estates in Abuja especially in the Lugbe districts.

According to an unconfirmed source, the some of the estate the FCTA is planning to demolish include; Trademore Estate, Sabon Lugbe; Civil Defence/Defenders Estate Sabon Lugbe; RCCG Estates; Sites A, B, C and D belonging to the Redeemed Christian Church of God; and Goshen Estate 1 and 2, belonging to Living Faith Church (AKA Winners Chapel) located in Pyakasa as well as NEPA Cooperative Estate in Lugbe CRD.

Also in the list are Lento Estate, Pyakasa; Pent House Estate, Sabon Lugbe; Grenland Estate, Kyami; Doctor’s Court Estate, Sabon Lugbe; Isvin Estate, Kyami; Ejima Group Estate, Kyami; Good Heart Grup Estate, Lugbe CRD; Redwood/Bidmusdruhill Estate, Kyami; and Weather Field Estate, Sabon Lugbe etc.

Some of these estates are fully developed and are being occupied for over three years. The question many are asking is why the FCTA is only remembering that these estates are 'illegal' after they have been built up.

People also wonder the rationale over demolishing estates that presently offer accommodation to thousands of Abuja residents in the town that is facing acute accommodation shortage.

Many people including from the Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Smart Adeyemi who described the demolitions and threats of demolition as madness.

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Nov 21, 2012
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DEMOLITION NOT THE ANSWER
by: Ade

DEMOLITION IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE. Its simply not the answer. I have never seen where you have to behead a patient in an attempt to cure ordinary headache.

It may be true that FCDA and AMAC have an understanding on their jurudiction. If AMAC (a govt agent) has defrauded people (estate developer & Nigerians) by back-dating approval papers to pre-agreement date, then FCDA & AMAC should find means of dealing with their problem and not to start demolishing houses.
Nigeria has been reported to be in shortarge of Millions of houses and also, more than 75% of these were bought with mortgage loan which is largely financed by FMB.
I believe the its greed that is driving both FCDA & AMAC in their bid to decide which agency control where. However, I think FCDA is not bigger than the thousands of Nigerian that are living or have bought these house. Demolition is Absolutely not the answer.

Oct 22, 2012
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Oct 18, 2012
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Economic Waste
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This is a massive economic waste. I learnt the houses already demolished is worth over 7 billion naira. The FCTA should look for how to help develop Abuja and not demolish it.

Oct 18, 2012
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GREED
by: Anonymous

This is only a ploy by some officials of FCTA to taken up this lands.

These is almost becoming a trend in Abuja, peoples properties are wickedly demolished only for new houses to rise up in such places after few months.

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