There will be no reimbursement for owners of demolished structures in Abuja, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammad Bello, has said.
He revealed that most of the structures were illegal, noting that there are principles for building in Abuja.
According to him, the ongoing demolition in the nation’s capital is to right infractions of the master plan.
The Minister disclosed this to news men on Wednesday.
He said, “The policies and guidelines for building in FCT are very clear and well documented, the laws are there.
“So what we are doing is basically to remove infringements and the issue of compensation will not arise because everything is illegal.
“For instance, people decide to build on the road corridors; in most cases some of these buildings you will see that the administration have given many notices to them. But they still went ahead to build the illegal structures, so we keep demolishing.
“But there are some areas that are part of our urban renewal and upgrade, if we need to take or remove buildings either to expand the road corridors or create facilities for essential services, obviously these ones will be compensated.”