FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that the administration has adopted new approach in the removal of illegal structures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to give the exercise a human face.
The minister stated this while receiving a delegation from the National Human Rights Commission, led by its executive secretary, Professor Bem Angwe that paid him a working visit in his office in Abuja.
Malam Bello explained that the FCT Administration abandoned its previous style of demolishing illegal structures in the FCT to enable affected residents salvage any useful material in the process.
He remarked that the owners of such property are dully carried along in the process and allowing them to carry out the exercise to enable them retrieve some useful material that can be taken away, thereby reducing the pains.
The minister noted that the approach has really paid off because it has encouraged understanding and reduced lots of friction.
Malam Bello thus, appreciated the role the National Human Rights Commission played for the FCT Administration to adopt the new procedure.
The Minister described the commission as a reputable organisation because the institution tells people when they are wrong; irrespective of whom they are.
He further described the Human Rights Commission as an institution of government that gives hope to the people that whatever happens, they have recourse and their voice will be heard.
Malam Bello however expressed concern over the lingering Wuye Market controversy, saying that the administration desires to have a city that is vibrant with economic activities and the attendant employment opportunities it could provide.
Earlier, the executive secretary/chief executive officer of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Bem Angwe said that the commission is one of the best legacies of the military rule in Nigeria.
Professor promised to continue to partner with the FCT Administration in the overall interest of Nigerians, particularly residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.