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Politics of Tuesday, 19 September 2023


Wike-led FCTA demolishes popular ‘Kilishi’ market in Abuja, gives reason

Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike-led administration, has again demolished a popular market in Abuja.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Monday, September 18, demolished the popular Kilishi market located in the Area 1 area of Abuja, The Punch reported.

The Guardian reported that the demolition that took place on Monday followed a notice earlier issued on Sunday, September 17, by the director, development control, FCTA, Muktar Galadima, during a meeting with traders and owners of shops at the Area 1 shopping complex.

Why the popular ‘Kilishi’ market was demolished

The meeting was to reach an understanding with the traders and owners of shops in the area before the demolition was carried out.

Galadima said the illegal shops would be removed to clean up the environment.

Meanwhile, since Wike assumed office as the FCT minister, he has vowed to sanitise Abuja and bring down illegal structures in the capital city.

Speaking on why the market was demolished, Galadima said, “The way the market is very congested and unhygienic is not good for the safety and health of the traders and customers.”