Will Ahmad Lawan, Gbajabiamila’s residences be demolished? FCTA speaks

Ahmed Lawan

Official residences of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives will not be demolished, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said.

Executive secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Ahmed Hadi made this known on Tuesday before the House ad hoc committee investigating the real estate sector in the FCT.

Hadi said that the official residences of Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila did not in any way contravene the extant Abuja master plan.

“We want to use this forum to reach out to the leadership of the National Assembly that there was no any intention to raise the issue or embarrass the offices of the President of Senate, nor the Speaker or the Deputy Senate President,” he said.

“The issue is not a conclusive position and we have not reached the climax of the forum. We really take exception to that news making round that FCTA will demolish the official residences of President of Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“That is not the position of the FCTA and certainly not the position of this investigative workshop. I’m not mincing words to say that everything that we agree here we will crosscheck with our records.”

Hadi added that the development within the three arms’ zone was intended to house the legislature, executive and the judiciary.