Ebonyi Govt set to demolish illegal structures, slums in Abakaliki – Sunday Inyima

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Mr Sunday Inyima, said this while briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, saying that the affected residential buildings and shops would include all those structures built without laid-down physical planning standards.

Inyima, who fixed February 15 for the commencement of the exercise, noted that the state government was committed to promoting good governance for the people.

“Let me inform the general public that the State Ministry of Capital City Development will commence demolition of illegal structures within Abakaliki from February 15.

“The exercise will start from illegal structures already marked along Water Works Road and Hausa Quarters Area.

“The property owners and developers have been served with demolition notices and we advise them to remove those structures.

“We have informed the Hausa community. They are complying and assured that they will help the government in removing them by themselves.

“It will also affect all the slums and other informal business centres in those areas,” he stated.

On the reason for the exercise, the commissioner said it was aimed at enabling proper planning of the streets and beautification of the capital city.

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