We’ll Recover All Government Land Encroached On In Abuja – Minister

FCT-ABUJAGovernment property or land illegally encroached upon by any person or corporate organisation would be retrieved and returned to the government intact, Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has warned.
Bello gave the warning on Thursday in Abuja when he visited Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Dump Site in Gosa, Sewer Treatment Plant, Wupa and the proposed Waste Transfer Station at Mpape.
According to him, the landed property would be retrieved and returned to the government for its original use in line with the Abuja Master Plan.
“Any government property or government land encroached on in Abuja will be taken back and given to the government.
“If somebody encroaches on government land, it’s very easy for government to take back its land because nobody can take government land and get away with it”, he said.
Bello said that all the departments in AEPB would be strengthened to ensure that liquid and solid wastes were well managed and disposed of.
The minister noted that the strengthening will involve staff changes to enable the Board effectively perform its functions.
“It will include the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the creation of new ones because the city is growing at a very fast pace.
“It is obvious that our facilities for cleaning the city have lagged very much behind”, he said.
The minister acknowledged that the office block at the proposed Waste Transfer Station in Mpape was not big enough to serve as sorting centre for the entire city.
“The facility can take care of waste management in the Maitama District since its closer to the place”, he said. (NAN)

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