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FCT residents warned against blockage of drainage

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Cyril Mbah, Abuja

of the [] have been to desist from dumping refuse in drainage channels, or farming on river banks and building permanent structures on water ways.

The permanent secretary in the Administration (FCTA), Mr. ChinyeakaOhaa who issued the warning while flagging off the 2019 assessment of flood prone areas in  area councils remarked that flooding often starts from man-made activities that block natural waterways.

Ohaa, who blamed the reoccurring flooding incidents in the FCT on the attitude of , condemned the activities of estate developers who deliberately disregard provisions of the master plan and build houses on flood plains and natural river channels.

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He further violation of laid down environmental and development laws in the FCT, saying that the FCTA will not relent on its responsibility to remove houses built on waterways.

Ohaa said that potential buyers or renters of properties in the FCT should always carry out due diligent investigations and find out from the relevant authorities in the FCTA if the developers had met the master plan requirements before taking possession of properties.

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