By Wisdom Acka
The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Monday, warned owners of plots in Apo-Dutse pantaker site to develop them within one month or risk revocation.
Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister, Mr. Ikharo Attah, who stated this lamented that the Administration spent huge resources to cleanup the market, but most owners were unwilling to take possession of their plots.
This is as he added that about 150 illegal shanties and shops were removed.
Mr. Ikharo said: “We returned to Apo-Dutse pantaker market to remove illegalities on plots of land but we are not too please that most of the allottees have not taken over their land”.
Hos words: “The FCT Minister is very unhappy over the development because state resources are been spent for the cleanup exercises in terms of buying diesel, paying personnel allowances and servicing the machines, among others”.
“What we are hearing is that some of the allottees are engaged in land speculation”, he added.
“People who have gotten land in this place and are waiting for us to clear it should immediately report to Development Control, within the next one month’”, the SSA stressed.
“It is not just to fence the land but let them get building plan approval and building on it. They should not leave the land vacant for too long, people are going to go in here”, he emphasised.
“We will be recommending to the FCT Minister to revoke the plots, if no meaningful construction work Commences on the plots in one month”.
The SSA while advising members of the Association of Scrap Dealers, Apo-Dutse Pantaker Market to dissociate themselves from babanlo if they were different, Appealed to them to exercise patience over their request for an alternative place, assuring that the minister would attend to it.
The Association’s Chairman, Anas Ismail, stated that his people were packing their items, even as he pleaded for more time to complete evacuation.