Trademore Residents Protest Planned Demolition
Written by Teniola Akerele on July 3, 2023
Residents of Trademore Estate, located along the Lugbe-Airport axis of the FCT, are currently protesting the planned demolition of the Estate by the FCT Administration.
The planned demolition follows the catastrophic flood incident in the Estate after heavy rainfall in the early hours of Friday, the 23rd of June.
Recall that the administration had declared the Estate a disaster zone, adding that the decision followed the “consistent and persistent” threat from flooding in the Estate, and urged residents to promptly evacuate
Residents however came out protesting on Monday morning, calling on the Federal Capital Territory Administration to rather provide engineering solutions, than demolish houses.
Some of the residents held placards that read “Provide engineering solutions, not roadside approach”, “put an end to senseless killing”, “Trademore Estate is not a disaster zone”, etc.