Ebonyi State government is preparing to demolish illegal structures in the capital city of Abakaliki, according to the Commissioner for Capital City Development, Mr. Sunday Inyima. The demolition, scheduled to commence on February 15, will target residential buildings and shops that have been constructed without adhering to physical planning standards.
Inyima emphasized that the exercise is part of the government’s commitment to ensuring good governance for the people. The initial focus will be on illegal structures along Water Works Road and Hausa Quarters Area, with demolition notices already served to property owners and developers. The Hausa community has been engaged, and they have pledged their cooperation in removing the structures themselves.
The commissioner also highlighted that the demolition will extend to slums and informal business centers in the identified areas. The primary objective of the exercise is to facilitate proper planning of the streets and enhance the overall appearance of the capital city.
Inyima emphasized the government’s vision to make Abakaliki cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing, aligning it with the standards of other major cities across the country.