Flooding: FCTA Demolishes 30 Buildings at Trademore Estate
Written by on May 20, 2022
To mitigate flooding, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday removed over 30 houses affecting the flood plains at Trademore Estate, around the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The demolition exercise was carried out by the FCT Minister Taskforce Team led by Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to FCT Minister, Ikharo Attah.
Attah said that the 30 structures demolished were among the over 100 houses marked for demolition at the estate.
He lamented that the estate has always been prone to flooding causing loss of lives and damage to property especially during the rainy season.
He added that the FCTA was still engaging the critical stakeholders at the estate on how they can use the Solution Act to resolve the fate of the 70 marked buildings. Reiterating the unwillingness of FCTA to pay compensation saying there was neither a building plan nor approval nor allocation on the flood plain.