FCTA to relocate merchants, others from Apo mechanic village

After 15 years of battle, the Apo Mechanic Village disaster has lastly been resolved.

The Coordinator of Abuja Municipal Management Council, Felix Obuah, disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.

Also, the AMMC, Federal Capital Territory Administration, stated it could begin relocation of mechanics and merchants working on street corridors and buffer zones to Wassa.

In a gathering with 17 recognised unions and 16 others, Obuah introduced to the mechanics and merchants within the affected areas that the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has accepted land within the Wassa neighborhood of Abuja for all of the affected individuals to be relocated there.

Apo Mechanic Village in Abuja has been tormented by a number of points, together with the specter of demolition and relocation by the FCT administration, overcrowding affecting over 1,000 merchants, environmental considerations resulting in orders to vacate the realm, the necessity for merchants and mechanics to supply their NIN to forestall double registration, and conflicts between over 50 unions, which have now been consolidated into 4.

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Obuah stated, “This issue of Apo Mechanic and traders has lasted for over 15 years, I am just three months old in this office and we have settled the issue, today they are happy, they are smiling and we are smiling.”

He added, “We’ve decided to relocate all the traders on the road corridor, buffer zone and the right of way to Wassa any moment from now and they are all happy. As I speak, the minister had approved, and even the task force to effect the movement is being set up.”

Obuah emphasised that the enumeration course of will likely be thorough, requiring merchants and mechanics to supply their NIN to forestall double registration.

He additionally clarified that allocations will likely be made to people, not unions, however union cooperation is critical to facilitate the method.

The relocation is anticipated to happen throughout the subsequent month, and Obuah assures that the brand new location within the Wassa neighborhood will likely be a everlasting resolution.



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