The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it will collaborate with the National Boundary Commission to ensure that all its boundary areas that have been encroached upon are recovered and protected against future abuse.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, when a delegation from the Commission, led by its Director-General (DG), Dr Muhammad Ahmad paid him a working visit.
Bello said the FCT Administration will work with the Commission to carry out projects within reasonable costs, to ensure that the boundary areas around the Federal Capital Territory are demarcated with concrete pillars, such that will be visible to even laymen.
The Minister indicated that structures that are already sitting on the boundary areas around the territory would be removed and compensation paid to deserving affected developers. He said the high rate at which the population of the Territory was expending has necessitated that steps must be made quickly to stop further encroachments.
Malam Bello decried that the FCTA had in the past unwittingly sited projects in parts of Kogi State around the Abaji boundary areas, which is not part of the Abuja land mass. He also mentioned the Karshi Ara road that extends into Nasarawa State being done by the FCTA, as well as well as parts of the FCT that are already built up that were thought to be Niger State.