The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has declared the 116 houses at the Trademore Estate in Lugbe, Abuja, a disaster zone that needs immediate action, barely two days after the area was submerged flood.
The FCTA said it is considering evacuating people from the areas to prevent further casualties.
FCTA’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola who revealed that the flooding incident at Trademore Estate was among the issues reviewed at the FCT Monthly Security Committee meeting, added that they are amazed that only two days after the flood, people had returned to some of the properties.
Adesola also said that the FCDA Executive Secretary, who chairs the Task force on Flood Mitigation in FCT, the Commissioner of Police and other officials of the FCTA, particularly FEMA, Development Control, AEPB are now ready to go and evolve solutions that would immediately address the menace.
The FCTA Permanent Secretary said in a statement;
“We were amazed that only two days after the flood, people had returned to some of the properties. So, in a couple of days, we will be taking appropriate action. Having seen the extent of the flooding, we heredeclare the Trademore Estate area a disaster zone that needs immediate action to remedy further damage and loss of lives and property.”