Benue state demolishes over 20 illegal structures

Benue State Urban Development on Wednesday demolished over twenty illegal structures in Makurdi metropolis, Benue State capital by the State Urban Development Board.

General Manager of the board, Saint Gbilekaa Abraham said that the demolition affected illegal structures at the Commissioners’ quarters, Gyado Villa, opposite Gaadi settlement, Nyorgyungu, George Akume Way, Yariko, Kenville Garden and Belewa street, High Level all in Makurdi.

According to Abraham, owners of the illegal structures have been served with appropriate notices since the year 2019 but they failed to comply with the government directive to do away with illegal structures.

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He added that some people built on water channel, road setbacks, saying that the illegal structures have defaced the beauty of the state capital.

Abraham said that nearly all the demolished structures have no titles to the land.

He added that the exercise would enhance compliance to the urban and regional planning laws of the state which he said makes Makurdi, the capital city, envy of other states capital.

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