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Enugu Govt Set To Demolish All Buildings Without Town Planning Approval


Enugu State government has concluded plans to pull down all structures buildings erected without Town Planning approval or that constitute nuisance that may obstruct the new Enugu State Urban Renewal.

The plan according to the state,is  part of measure to develop the three senatorial zones of the state.

AFRICAN EXAMINER reliably gathered that there will be no sacred cow in the demolition exercise, which may like affect some former and serving government functionaries in the state.

To this end,  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State, has constituted a committee on Enugu State Urban Renewal.

Consequently, he announced the dissolution of the Nsukka Urban Renewal Committee earlier constituted to modernize and develop the university town founded over half a century ago.

The committee, headed by Architect Chris Offor, according to a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG Mr. Gabriel Ajah takes over the functions and activities of the dissolved Nsukka Urban Renewal Committee.

Terms of reference of the new Committee which membership are drawn across the three senatorial districts of the state are:, identify factors responsible for the slow pace of development of some Urban towns in the state; develop Enugu State Urban Plan or modify the existing one if necessary.

Others includes, identify structures/ buildings erected without Town Planning approval or that constitute nuisance which may obstruct the new Enugu State Urban Renewal.

To identify new satellite areas that could be developed as Urban Cities as part of Enugu State Urban Renewal.

The Committee is also to make recommendations to the State Government, on actions to be taken to give Enugu State Urban Cities face lift.

It would be recalled that governor Uwguanyi, had earlier reiterated his commitment to the principles of justice, equity and fairness in the development of the state, and promised to constitute a broad-based committee that would address the developmental challenges in the entire state.


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