The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has urged the management of Area 1 Shopping Complex in Abuja to adopt a centralized energy source to curb environmental pollution caused by numerous individual electricity generators used by traders.
This decision was reached over the weekend during a meeting involving representatives from the FCT Administration, including the Departments of Development Control, Security Services, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), and the Abuja Investments Company Ltd, alongside market traders.
The Administration emphasized the need to remove attached shops, illegal constructions, and unauthorized parking lots to restore the complex to its original state.
Muktar Galadima, Director of Development Control at FCTA, highlighted the congested and unhygienic conditions of the market as potential hazards to people’s health and safety, reinforcing the necessity for necessary changes.
He insisted on consolidating Kebab (Suya) sellers under one roof and eliminating individual generators to mitigate noise pollution and potential fire risks, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures to prevent disasters.
Galadima emphasized that the proposed actions align with the administration’s vision to improve sanitation and traffic conditions within the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
On behalf of the traders, Umar Uba expressed gratitude to the FCT Administration for engaging them in the plan to remove illegal structures, pledging their cooperation in revitalizing the market for the benefit of all.