FCT authorities explain why they demolished the AIT building

Today, members of the public were shocked when images and video clips showed that a structure belonging to the African Independence Television (AIT) were being demolished by officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

FCTA has finally come out to explain why it pulled down the structure; saying that the media Organisation encroached into the land in which the structure was erected. 

Addressing Journalists Tuesday in Abuja, the Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, Umar Shuaibu explained that the fence was removed because AIT failed to meet up with the agreement it reached with the administration. 

The Coordinator said, “Following the illegal encroachment into plots of lands belonging to many Nigerians and the refusal by the Management of DAAR Communications to abide by the mutual agreement reached between it and the FCT Administration, officials from the Department of Development Control of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council led by the Director, today removed a portion of the fence around the premises of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) in the Asokoro District of Abuja.