FCTA monitoring department decries rate of abandoned buildings

The Federal Capital Territory (FCTA), Department Monitoring and Inspection has decried the number abandoned buildings in the city centre.

Director the department, Mr Olawale Labiyi, represented by Mr Obinna Nkwocha City Monitoring Division, stated this during a site inspection on Wednesday in Abuja.

Labiyi said abandoned buildings were a security risk because they could as hideouts for and criminals.

He called on residents the territory to always be vigilant and report any suspicious movements around any abandoned building in their neighbourhood.








Labiyi urged developers to ensure no site or building was left unoccupied.

He also advised them to make proper search before their plots, to avoid litigation and illegal development could lead to them being abandoned.

The director urged developers to make proper costing and estimation of buildings before commencement to avoid abandoning the building halfway.







Labiyi commended the FCTA Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) for delivering effective services, especially during the recent holiday period.

He noted the department of monitoring and inspection was saddled with the responsibility of ensuring SDAs deliver effective and efficient services to the public. (NAN)