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Taskforce demolishes illegal structures in Jos

17 January 2013, 10:09

Jos - The Taskforce on Jos city renewal on Wednesday resumed the demolition of illegal structures in the metropolis, leaving many owners in tears.

The exercise came after the taskforce suspended activities in September 2012, to pave the way for owners to obtain Right of Certificate of Occupancy.

The leader of the team, Mrs. Theresa Kaze, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the taskforce resumed the exercise after the expiration of the notice given to their occupants.

“We suspended our demolition since September 2012 to give way for people to register and legitimise their structures.

`` But a lot of people refused to heed to our earlier warnings.

``The taskforce will not relent in making sure that structures within Jos metropolis are erected within the confines of the stipulated provision.

``We are saddled with the onus of actualising a greater Jos master plan, and any effort by anyone to truncate our work will not be tolerated,’’ she said.

Kaze said meaningful development aways caused pains, adding that some people would have to suffer some form of difficulties.

Mr. Benjamin Kango, one of the affected residents at old airport junction, said the decision by the taskforce to demolish structures was wrongly timed.

Kango accused the taskforce of demolishing legitimate structures.

The taskforce had said that the exercise would continue until the metrolis returned to its original plan.


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