Adamawa - The Adamawa Urban Planning and Development Authority (ASUPDA) plans to demolish houses built on major drainage canals in the Jimeta Area of Yola metropolis, its General Manager, Malam Umaru Hamman-Joda, has said.
Hamman-Joda said on Thursday in Yola that the measure was to contain the perennial problem of flooding in the area.
He said that the affected houses had been marked and the owners served with enforcement notice.
``We have already served those affected with enforcement notice and have commenced mobilisation of our equipment for the exercise," he said.
The general manager called for the cooperation and understanding of the public for the authority's efforts to check floods in the state capital.
A cross section of people interviewed on the planned demolition exercise described it as a welcomed development.
They said it would bring an end to the dangerous floods that had posed serious threats to lives and property of residents in the area during the rainy seasons.
``Who ever builds on drainage or water way knows it is illegal and should accept whatever outcome his action attracted,” Bala Idris, a resident, said.