Residents of Trademore Estate in Abuja today shut its gates in protest against the planned demolition of structures in the estate by officials of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).


This comes days after the estate was declared a disaster zone, in light of flash floods which submerged houses and left residents trapped in their houses after massive rains on June 23.


The permanent secretary of the FCTA, Olusade Adesola, declared the Trademore area a disaster zone that needs immediate action to remedy further damages and loss of lives and properties.


However, Spokesperson of the resident’s association, Adewale Adenaike, faulted government approach to the issue, describing the situation as a result of negligence and ineptitude on the part of the government.


According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) more than 116 houses were submerged at the estate following the June 23 downpour.

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