AMMC clears unlawful structures along Kubwa road
In its determination to keep Abuja clean, the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, has cleared illegal structures along the Outer Northern Expressway (Kubwa road), from Mpape junction down to Kubwa.
AMMC Coordinator, Umar Shuaibu, who led personnel of the Ministerial Joint Taskforce, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Department of Development Control and security operatives on the exercise, vowed that the Federal Capital Territory Administration would continue to do the right things while carrying out its lawful responsibilities.
Speaking to journalists at the old Tipper Garage section of the road, Shuaibu said that Abuja as a world class city needs to be sanitized and kept free from all nuisance.
“There are car stands provided for these car sellers and we expect them to abide by the law by relocating there not displaying their goods along the main road. We want all the corridors of the road to be free from obstruction so we expect that each person will go back to the appropriate place to do his business,’’ he said.
In order to prevent return of such illegal activities to the corridors of the roads along Kubwa road and other expressways in the FCT, the AMMC boss said that there would also be a pin down in selected locations to checkmate their return.
According to him, “We will do a security pin down to watch over the cleared areas so that the people wouldn’t get the chance to come back to display their goods, and a mobile court has been established for any defaulter to be charged when apprehended".
Some of the structures removed from the road corridors include illegal car stands, food vendors’ kiosks, road side mechanics and traders whose activities constitute obstructions along the highway, just as he warned all automobile dealers, and others of punishment if they displayed their vehicles or wares close to the road.