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Nigerian govt caution developers against illegal structures

By Bisola Adeyemo

The Nigerian government on Thursday warned residents to desist form building on waterways, flood-prone areas, as well as erecting shanties and illegal structures.

Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement gave the advice during an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja, NAN learnt.

He noted that all structures should strictly follow the territory’s urban and regional plan, saying the government will not hesitate to bring down any illegal structure.

Attah said, “I am making a fundamental appeal to residents of the Federal Capital Territory to work in accordance with the urban and regional planning act. This will help those of us in the enforcement team.

“I will be strict with enforcement because we need to own our city, and the task given to me is a tripartite one; Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, so with this, we will be looking at the territory in its entirety.

“I will ensure that contractors deliver good and quality services for our money. It is a multi-tasking job.

“Those contravening the master plan by building illegal structures and shanties, we will give them notices, and when they fail to comply within the stipulated time, we will remove it in the interest of the public.”

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