We'll No Longer Allow Illegal Structures To Deface Abakaliki Capital City - Commissioner

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki 

Commissioner for Capital City Development, Chief Sunday Elechi Inyima said, Abakaliki capital city has grown to a mega city and such, illegal structures will not be allowed to deface the capital city any longer.

The Commissioner disclosed this to journalists, during the demolition of illegal structures in some parts of Abakaliki metropolis.

Chief Inyima stated that the present development witnessed in the Capital city has made it imperative for the illegal structures to be pulled down. Adding that demolition notice had been served to occupants of illegal structures in the state by the past administration and in November, 2023, this current administration equally issued such notice to them.

He said, “Notice actually has been given by successive administration before this administration of Rt. Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru. And last year November when we came on board, we gave a fresh quit notice and removal order to all the people that are owners of these batchers and makeshift buildings, and by December we repeated again with another reminder that they should remove it.

“Abakaliki has grown into a metropolis/urban city like any other city that you can think about, and we cannot continue to condone this. The flyover you’re seeing here, is flyover from government house, and the road you’re having here, takes you to Ebonyi state House of Assembly. What of if you have a high profile individual/personality, that visited the state and wants to go to Ebonyi state House of Assembly? Will this be good for us to be showcasing batchers along the road? No, that is why we have insisted that they must remove it and we have come to help them remove it,” he added.

Your may want to Know that ministry of Capital City Development on Wednesday, 15th February, 2024 began the demolition of illegal and makeshifts structures at Hausa quarters flyover and water works axis of the metropolis.

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