Flooding: FCTA pulls down 135 houses, illegal structures on waterways

Written by on July 1, 2022

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Friday made good its threat to clear structures obstructing water channels in the Dutse Makaranta area of the territory as it pulled down over 135 of such structures, including residential buildings and entertainment centres.

The area has been prone to flooding and the 2022 Flood Outlook painted a gloomy scenario for its residents.

Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Mr Attah Ikharo who led the demolition team said government had continued to serve notices on the affected residents and that while many of them had evacuated their belongings, there were few others who stayed put.

A resident of the area who identified herself as Ngozi admitted that her drinking spot was located on a flood channel, saying she did not build permanent structures because she had foreseen the action of government.

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