The newly inaugurated minister for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, and the immediate past governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike says he will demolish all structures built against the masterplan of the FCT.
He made this statement in his first interaction with journalists in his office, Abuja, shortly after his inauguration alongside 44 other newly appointed Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said, “All those people who are distorting the master plan of Abuja, too bad. If you know you have built where you are not supposed to build, it will go down. “Be you a Minister of anywhere, be you an ambassador, if you know you have developed where you were not supposed to develop, your house must go down. Those who have taken over the green areas to build, sorry, our parks must come back, the green areas must come back. If you hate green, you must hate yourself.”
He also warned staff of the ministry and those involved in land racketing to stop as the time for it is over with him on helm of affairs.
The former rivers state governor charged owners of property in Abuja to pay their statutory bills as and when due without being informed.
Here are some wonderful green areas and parks in Abuja
Abuja Art and Craft Village: A village dedicated to showcasing and selling various arts and crafts, offering beautiful handcrafted items like wood carvings, leather goods, ceramics, and paintings.
Wonderland (Magicland) Amusement Park: A recreational park with rides, water slides, arcade games, and leisure gardens, providing entertainment for children and adults alike.
Gurara Waterfalls: A serene waterfall with a tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by nature, rocks, and trees, offering swimming opportunities during the dry season.
National Children Park and Zoo: A wildlife park close to Aso Rock, featuring exotic animals, playgrounds for kids, a lake, and snack shops, suitable for family outings.
Pedam Lake: A private and quiet lake ideal for relaxation, offering beautiful views and accessed through various routes.
Zuma Rock: A massive monolith with a unique facial imprint, allowing visitors to climb and hike while enjoying panoramic views of Abuja.
Abuja National Mosque: An impressive mosque open to Muslims and non-Muslims, with stunning architecture and a library for visitors.
Millennium Park: The largest park in Abuja, designed with a blend of nature and design, offering scenic walkways, picnic areas, wildlife, and a river.
Aso Rock: A monolith housing important governmental seats, including the Presidential Villa, National Assembly, and Supreme Court, with guided tours available.
Jabi Lake Park: A recreational area featuring a lake for boat rides and swimming, along with attractions like Jabi Lake Mall, picnicking, and horse riding.
It’s clear that Abuja has a diverse range of attractions catering to various interests. Whether you’re interested in art and culture, natural beauty, wildlife, or recreational activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.