The Department of Development Control is the organ of the FCT Administration that is saddled with the responsibility of monitoring and ensuring compliance with all development guidelines, largely, the Abuja Master Plan and the FCT Regional Development Plan as conceived by the founding fathers before 1979. The Development Control was a Division under the Department of Planning and Survey before it became a full-fledged Department of its own in 2002. Activities of Department of Development Control in the FCT have far reaching impact on the environment, health, safety and convenience of the people. While activities are painful and herculean to the people and officials respectively, they are nonetheless aimed at achieving the goals and aspirations of the founders of Abuja, the new Capital City of Nigeria, one within which people can live, work, recreate and interact with utmost ease.