Minister of Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike has ordered the demolition of the popular COVID-19 market in Area 11, Abuja.
Director of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Osi Braimah, disclosed this while speaking with journalists during the demolition of shanty stores built in the market.
“The removal of shanties and illegal settlements in Area 11 and some parts of the city is to curb the incessant insecurity faced by residents.
“This is an ongoing exercise by various agencies of the FCT; AEPB has been given a marching order by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to scale up demolition of all shanties, illegal settlements, and squatter camps in the FCT.
“We have been doing this for a long time, primarily because this scaling up will improve city sanitation and also cater for the attendant problem of insecurity,” he said.