The Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has closed down an illegal motor park at the Apo Roundabout and also shut down a nearby cattle market.
The Chairman of the task force, Ikharo Attah, said the clean-up was part of effort to restore the aesthetics of the capital city while he warned all illegal occupants to vacate the road corridors. Attah also vowed that the task force would sustain the tempo of the exercise until sanity was restored to the Apo Road axis and that the task force would fasttrack the completion of the various infrastructural projects along the road that had been hampered by the activities of illegal occupants.
The task force, during the operation, seized 26 rams, five cows and impounded five vehicles parked illegally by car dealers along the road.
Attah stressed that the operation which was authorised by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, was coming against the backdrop of the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum earlier given to the operators of the park and market to enable the illegal occupants to vacate the places.
Attah explained that the administration’s decision to carry out the exercise stemmed from the fact that some people were bent on constituting nuisance that threatened the city’s security and jeopardised environmental safety.
Credit: Daily Trust