Kaduna: El-Rufa’i orders demolition of dilapidated storey buildings within 5 days

Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i has ordered the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority, (KASUPDA), to demolish nine identified inhabitable and dilapidated storey buildings and other abandoned structures within five days if the owners failed to rehabilitate such structures.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Executive of KASUPDA, Nuhu Garba, said sub-standard materials were used in erecting the affected buildings with poor workmanship, thereby making them unstable.

“Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) has granted additional five days for the owners of inhabitable and dilapidated developments to comply with the directive given to them.

“Those developments were identified as unstable, inhabitable, dilapidated, abandoned and substandard used of materials with poor workmanship and poor quality of building materials. In view of this, the authority issued notices to the owners and the notices time frame have been expired as noted in the release,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the Authority listed nine numbers of developments located in Kaduna metropolis and suburbs.

At the expiration of the notice, the structures hosting the Queen of peace school, Narayi, a three-storey commercial development, a building at Makera Road, opposite new market storey commercial development, as well as B3 Faskere street kakuri storey commercial/residential development will be demolished.

Other storey buildings to be pulled down included structures at Lliman Road, unguwan mu’azu, one-storey commercial development, and a building at Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Ungwan Sanusi, one-storey residential/commercial development.

Also, to be pulled down is Gidan Rimi Bus-stop, at Badikko, a first-floor slab development, Development at Babban-Saura, Urban Shelter Road, Millennium City, one-storey residential/commercial building, a two-storey building residential belonging to a family popular known as Scorpion along Jos road by Bayajidda, as well as a building hosting Guaranty Interior decoration on Ethiopia close, Barnawa Phase-1, all within Kaduna metropolis.

KASUPDA advised owners to remove their developments accordingly within five (5) days, stressing that, the Authority will not hesitate to take appropriate action against the defaulters at the end of the expiration.

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