Bauchi Govt Justifies Demolition of Structures

The Bauchi State Government has
justified recent demolition of what it described as Illegal structures in the State capital.

WikkiTimes reports that Bauchi state government has removed shops, petty businesses and food vendors operating by the road sides in many locations in Bauchi city.

The State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Amina Katagum, disclosed this while briefing press men on the activities of her Ministry on the on how ministerial briefing in Bauchi.

Katagum reiterated its said the state is commitment to driving development based policies especially on the recent removal of illegal containers, kiosks, and structures along road corridors, green areas, and utility areas.

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According to her, actions are in the best interest of the state’s urbanization development.

In a bid to accommodate affected businesses, the commissioner said the government has made all necessary arrangements to provide alternative locations to the affected individuals and businesses.

“The removed containers and structures were erected illegally, and the government is urging the people of Bauchi State to understand and support these measures, Katagum said.

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She emphasized that the administration of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad has allocated sites for public uses, including motor parks, cattle markets, vegetable markets, Bola Jari, timber markets, mechanics villages, and furniture groups, among others.

To prevent further encroachment on government lands, she said the ministry has embarked on a survey and demarcation exercise across various forest reserves.

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Hon. Katagum highlighted that her ministry has provided lands for the construction of various projects, both within and outside the state, which are beneficial to the indigents of the state.

She called on the people of Bauchi State to support and cooperate with the current administration in its efforts to implement policies and programmes that address the needs and aspirations of the citizenry.

Meanwhile, the state commissioner for works and Transport, Ibrahim Galadima, has said that the government has constructed 406.5 KM roads across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Galadima also said 270.9 KM roads are ongoing across the state to improve movement of people and commodities.

He said the state is committed to construction of more roads to enhance transportation across the state.


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