Demolition: ACO estate traders urge Bello intervention

Traders in ACO estate located along the airport road in Abuja under the aegis of AMAC/ACO Estate Traders Association have drawn the attention of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, to halt threat to their businesses the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC.

The traders alleged that the AMAC has severally breached the agreement between both parties over the use of a garden located within the estate.

President of the board of trustees of the association, Mrs. Grace David, at a press briefing in Abuja, accused the authorities of AMAC of breaching an earlier agreement with the association that the traders would be relocated to another location whenever the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Development Control Department comes to demolish the site or converts it for another use.

She added that AMAC had earlier set the land aside for educational projects and that the Secondary Education Board was expected to use it for the construction of a secondary school.

David said that AMAC decided to relocate the traders there when they observed that the Secondary Education Board was not ready to put the facility into immediate use.

The decision was communicated via a letter from the council chairman, Mr. Micah Jiba.

She said the traders, were shocked at the sudden change of attitude from AMAC who had requested the Development Control Department of the FCDA to issue a quit notice to the traders and demolish the place without providing alternative space for them as agreed

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