The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) dismantled illegal mechanic workshops on the Abuja-Nyanya-Keffi road in Kugbo on Saturday.

According to the authorities, the land has been designated for a livestock market.

The destruction was led by Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement.

According to Attah, the workshop owners were presented with quit notices three years ago.

According to the official, the operators and owners of the workshops were sent with notices about five months ago.

Attah stated that the FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat received reports that some mechanics had taken over their land.

The situation forced the ram sellers to move close to the main road, causing distortion and traffic.

“The demolition was part of efforts to enhance sanity in the city during the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration”, Attah said.

“With this clean-up, the sellers can now have a good stretch to keep ram, goats, cows and others.”