FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike has placed a ban on street trading in Abuja.
The immediate past governor of Rivers state made this known during a meeting with staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority on Tuesday.
He also reiterated that illegal structures will be demolished not minding how highly placed, the owners are.
Part of his statement reads,
“What we need to do is to ensure light comes back as soon as possible.”
“We shouldn’t allow motor parks all over the place. Something must be done as soon as possible. If you cannot meet up my standard, say it now so that we can change you.”
“Street trading is prohibited. People selling corn will drop their waste indiscriminately and these are the things that cause insecurity, Criminals come to buy and use the opportunity to spy and give information to criminals. It is imperative we clear street hawkers.
“Development control is a serious crisis area, we have to stop. Why are there illegal structures and shanties everywhere? We will demolish any illegal structures. No matter how highly placed, the structure will come down.”