The well-known COVID-19 market in Area 11 of Abuja is to be demolished, under order of Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike.
Osi Braimah, the director of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), said this while addressing the media during the shanty store demolition that took place 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.
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