EKSG Embarks on Demolition of Illegal Structures

June 20, 2012

The Ekiti State Government has embarked on another round of demolition of illegal structures across Ado metropolis  as part of its  beautification and urban renewal programme.

Speaking while monitoring the exercise, the Commissioner for Physical, Urban and Regional Planning, Mr. Ebunlomo Awoyemi remarked that some of the structures are dangerous to human existence.

Mr. Awoyemi noted that the exercise is mainly to correct the non compliance with  Urban Planning of the State as well as to beautify the city.

He also said in order to achieve  the objective of the programme, all building plans of newly developed property in the state shall henceforth carry the seal and signature of a professionally qualified architect in order to qualify it for Government approval.

The Commissioner said further that property developers are to observe the minimum setback as prescribed in the Urban and Regional Planning Law of the State which is 20ft (6m) from the edge of the road for developed areas, 30m for state roads and 50m for federal roads.

Awoyemi added that all property developers in the state, are to strictly observe all building codes and regulations He however admonished owners of properties whose construction are not in compliance with the Urban Renewal Law to regularise them immediately.

A  statement from the office of the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation  said the programme which would commence at 12.00 noon will also feature a photo exhibition and a  30-minute  documentary on the activities of the Ministry of Labour, Productivity and Human Capital Development among others.

Last modified: June 20, 2012

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