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Kano to demolish illegal roadside structures

20 August 2015, 07:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) is set to commence the removal of some illegal structures and hawkers displaying wares by the roadside.

The move is aimed at ensuring free vehicular and pedestrian movements and stop pollution in the city.

KNUPDA Managing Director, Bashir Mudi, said the authority had already earmarked 15 major roads for the first phase of the exercise and were determined to adhere to the town planning laws of the state. 

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Mudi said the affected areas where the demolition exercise will take place include Airport Road, Ashton Road, Club Road, Bompai Road, Hadejia Road, Maiduguri Road and Ahmadu Bello Way.

He noted that they had since commenced issuing final evacuation warning papers to all the affected individuals and corporate bodies.

He said an ultimatum was issued to them to remove all illegal structures by the road sides, expressing worries that the state is lagging behind in the areas of town planning and urban beatification.

"The demolition of the illegal structures will give way in the move to make Kano great," he said. 

- CAJ News


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